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.
Campaign to Oppose Unsuitable Development of a Large Block of Flats Adjacent to the Conservation Area
In August 2015, the MHPRA mounted a campaign to object to a planning application to construct a three-story block of flats at the corner of Avenue Road and Gunnersbury Lane. The site is directly adjacent to the Mill Hill Park Conservation Area and at a highly visible entry to it. Both the scale and the design of the proposed development make it unsuitable for its location and it would detract from the character of the area. The developer has now made an appeal to the Secretary of State and and the MHPRA will be making a representation. Click here for details of the appeal, how to comment and on the points the MHPRA will be making. The deadline for comments is 22 February 2016.
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Photography Competition Launched
We have launched a photography competition: The Four Seasons of Mill Hill Park. Click here for details of the categories, how to enter and the terms and conditions. The competition is open to all residents of Mill Hill Park.