Another long running saga is the reinstatement of Maytrees Rest Garden opposite South Ealing Tube Station. My rather poor picture shows the site very busy with contractors. It is a matter of some personal embarrassment that this project is so far behind. The site was used for access during the rebuilding of Grange Primary School and was handed back to the council over a year ago. There have been various problems with this project not least with getting the funds out of the education department as promised but it has taken way too long. Finally, The Tree Center stepped in with some timely garden donations. I am sorry. It was one of the first things I chased officers on after I was given responsibility for parks in May. My latest update from officers on Maytrees is as follows:
The street lighting replacement works are complete and realigned with footpath. The paving works are underway and should be completed shortly with final wearing courses on completion of brickwork and railing works. Also underway is the rejuvenation of the grass areas and horticultural works. All of the above will be complete subject to weather by Christmas and final planting works early January 09. I intend to arrange a hand over during the middle of January.