Southall Recreation Ground Orchard officially openedTue 07 Mar 2017
The Southall Orchard Project is a community led initiative aimed at planting orchards and fruiting hedges throughout Southall.
The aim is to have the town filled with a variety of fruit / nut trees and fruiting hedges which will provide free food for local people to enjoy. Southall Transition is working with Ealing Council and The Tree Council to achieve this.
The project was officially opened by the Mayor of Ealing Cllr Harbhajan Kaur Dheer on 5th December 2015 in Southall Park, the first location for the planting of the community orchard
On 5th March 2016 phase 1 of the Southall Orchard Project was successfully completed. The Southall Park Community Orchard was officially opened by The Mayor of Ealing Cllr Harbhajan Kaur Dheer.
Last Saturday, 4 March 2017, around 40 fruiting trees and lots of fruiting hedges were planting by volunteers young and old at the Southall Recreation Ground. The trees were planted in 2 separate plots. It turned out to be a very pleasant day neither wet nor cold.
In the early afternoon, the Mayor of Ealing Cllr Dr. Patricia Walker came to officially open the Southall Recreation Ground Community Orchard by unveiling a plaque.
Samosas, fruit and tea was available for everyone.
Nearby, “Towpath Taskforce London – Southall” were tackling potholes and litter on the Grand Union Canal. They came for the official ceremony and refreshments.
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