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. We planted a community orchard in February 2012, 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. We heard, in July 2016, 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. In September 2017, new street signs, in the style standard for all the Borough’s Conservation Areas, were installed.  In September 2019, we launched a fortnightly litter picking initiative to keep our local streets and green spaces clean.  We erected a commemorative plaque in 2020 to the war artist and genre painter, Margaret Dovaston, who lived and worked in Mill Hill Park.

Coronavirus: MHPRA Support Group

The MHPRA has set up a support group to offer help to vulnerable and isolated residents in Mill Hill Park.  If you would like to volunteer to help or if you require assistance yourself, please email: millhillparkra@gmail.com .