Statement from Leader of Hounslow Council, Steve Curran about the Dukes Meadows boat house.
Published: Tuesday, 24th July 2018
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said: “The proposals for the improvement of the Dukes Meadows Sporting facilities to the benefit of all continues with the works relating to the new Rugby facilities now in hand, with ground works having commenced on site, and proposals for a second all weather hockey pitch along with revitalised Football pitches now in final preparation.
“The Boat House is the only building with a natural launch/beach on the Thames and has suffered from neglect and under-usage in recent years. The authority is currently investigating what funds might be available to invest in the site so that the premises can be both improved and made available to as many users as possible to the benefit of the wider community throughout the Borough.
“Prior to the improvement works programme, which will not commence for approximately 12-18 months, arrangements will be made with existing occupiers to continue to use the site in the short term, with the ability to re-occupy post completion on terms to be agreed in each case on merit.”