Just weeks remain for residents to share their views on final proposal for improvements to Feltham Arenas Parklands.
Published: Thursday, 14th June 2018
The current proposals include ideas to improve access and security and a strong focus on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.
The final chance for feedback follows on from a public consultation with residents and park users, which took place in December 2016.
The following suggestions will form part of the first phase of work:
- key pedestrian entrances to the park to be made more attractive and welcoming to pedestrians and cyclists, whilst restricting motorbikes and mopeds
- two new pedestrian/cycle paths including an accessible path over the mound and two new footbridges across the Longford River
- new lighting along a new primary path and improvements to lighting along the existing footpath on the eastern boundary
- improvements to the park frontage at Hounslow Road entrance and a new cricket pitch at Glebelands Playing Fields
- vegetation clearance and better management of trees and shrubs to improve sightlines around key entrances and along pathways.
Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, Hounslow Council, said: “This green space in the heart of Feltham is a much-loved open space which has sadly seen some anti-social behaviour in the past which residents have told us makes them feel unsafe.
“Making the area more welcoming is at the centre of our plans and stamping out anti-social behaviour is key to this. Simple things like cutting back overgrown areas, opening up spaces and restricting access to dirt bikes will make a huge difference to the look and feel of the park.
“I urge as many residents as possible to take a look at our proposals and share their views before we press on with finalising the improvements.”
Residents can view current plans, including proposed images, at Feltham Library during opening hours, where they can also leave feedback on postcards for the team to consider before plans for the site are finalised. The last chance for comments is Friday 6 July. The plans are due to be finalised shortly after comments have been reviewed with work beginning on site in the autumn.