Welcome to the Mill Hill Park Residents’ Association
The Mill Hill Park Conservation Area in Acton, London W3 covers an early garden suburb, the Mill Hill Park Estate, laid out in the 1870s by two famous father-and-son builders, both called William Willett. The Association was established in 2004 when many residents came together to oppose the loss of a public park adjacent to the Conservation Area. Since then, the Association has grown from strength to strength and has helped build a real sense of community and pride in the neighbourhood.
We aim to improve our amenities, preserve and protect the environment, and celebrate and conserve our buildings for their architectural and historical interest. We also meet regularly for social events.
In June 2011 we celebrated the creation of the Mill Hill Park Estate by installing a plaque to its founder Richard White on a fragment of his regency mansion Mill Hill House.In February 2012 we planted a community orchard with the help of the London Orchard Project and Ealing Transition and in October 2014 we replanted the Crown Street Pocket Garden after having a submitted a successful bid for funding from South Acton Ward Forum to redesign and replant the garden. In 2011 and 2013 we presented awards, sponsored by Poores of Acton, for the most attractively presented and conserved properties in each of the five streets in the Mill Hill Park Conservation Area. In June 2015 new signs for the Conservation Area were put up at the main entry points for Mill Hill Park, helping to raise awareness of the Conservation Area. In July 2016, we heard that Heathfield Nature Garden had been awarded a Green Flag, a national quality mark for parks and green spaces. This followed several years of hard work by the MHPRA, amongst others, to achieve improvements to the park.
Read our latest newsletter, issued in November 2016, for a round-up of our activities
Dates for the Diary
Wednesday 22 March 2017 (7:00 – 9:00 pm): South Acton Ward Forum. The meeting will be held at Centre for Armenian Information and Advice, 105a Mill Hill Road Acton W3 8JF. Click here for the agenda.
Thursday 30 March 2017 (6.30 – 8.00 pm): Public Update on Gunnersbury Park Masterplan. Ealing Council invites local residents to attend the update at the Old Actonians Sports Facility, Gunnersbury Drive, W5 4LL (off Pope’s Lane and opposite the Park gates). The meeting will be held in the main bar, where tea and coffee will be served. A hundred seats will be available on a first come first serve basis. Click here for directions.
Sunday 2 April 2017 at 10:30 am: Crown Street Pocket Garden Spring Weeding and Pruning Session. See Events for more details.
Tuesday 4 April 2017 (7:00 – 9:00 pm: MHPRA Members’ Drinks Party. See Events.
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