Boris Johnson launched his ‘Help a London Park’ scheme today. Londoners will be able to vote to decide which ones will get a £400,000 cash boost. London councils have nominated almost 100 green spaces in their areas that could do with a facelift and 47 have now been shortlisted. Two Ealing parks made the short list: Brent River Park and Southall Manor House Grounds.
I am in a quandary as to how to vote myself and it would probably be unwise of me to come down on one side or the other. I have visited both sites and like many of our open spaces they would both benefit from some help. You may think that the vote is a bit of a gimmick on the part of the Mayor but I think we can also agree that if we are apathetic there are other boroughs that will get the cash for their parks so, as Al Capone said: “Vote early and vote often”. Follow one of the links above to vote.