The Park

The Big Conversation, 27 July 2019

The Gunnersbury Estate CIC has announced that it wants interested local residents to contribute ideas on how the estate is run and discuss what happens there in the future. After an introduction by CEO David Bowler, participants will have the
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Preparing for Lovebox and Citadel

The Lovebox and Citadel events will happen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the coming weekend. Last year 111,000 people attended, and by every measure they had a really good time while they were in the park. The Gunnersbury Community
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The Future of Public Parks

The publishers of the journal The London Gardener (Vol 22, 2018) have very kindly given us permission to re-publish (here) a recent article from their contributor “Perambulator”. It is Parks for People: gone for good and describes the sudden end
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Lovebox – the Apology

In two 90 minute meetings on Monday 3rd September the Lovebox organisers stood in front of very angry groups of local residents and apologised for a string of failures in their organisation of the Lovebox/Citadel festival weekend. Occasionally they blamed
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More on Go Ape – the CIC’s survey and public meetings

Ealing Council’s Consultation pages has this notice: Gunnersbury Park – Go Ape high wire course consultation This consultation will be open until 1 September 2018. The consultation The Gunnersbury (2026) Community Interest Company (CIC), who manage Gunnersbury Park, are seeking
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Treewalks, zip lines and high ropes

Ealing Councillors have given approval for their officers to work with the Gunnersbury CIC to negotiate a contract with Go Ape (Adventure Forest Ltd) to install zipwires and tree walks in the trees around the children’s playground, the derelict changing
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Anniversary 1926 official opening of Park

Neville Chamberlain, then Minister of Health, opened Gunnersbury Park to the public on 21 May 1926, the Friday before the late May Bank Holiday weekend. The Park superintendent reported “crowds large on Saturday, tremendous on Sunday and overwhelming on Monday”.
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Proposals for two summer events at Gunnersbury

This article is a compilation of what we currently know about the plans for the Secret Group’s event and the Lovebox/Citadel Festivals at Gunnersbury this summer. We shall report more after the public consultations. The Secret Group are proposing to
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