Today I was clearing some more weeds for an area where this year I'll plant potatoes and Adrianna from an adjacent plot very kindly proffered half a dozen Yellow/Golden raspberry bushes - I had an area almost clear next to the raised Strawberry bed and it seemed custom made for this soft fruit so they're in and hopefully in a few months will be producing some tantalizing fruit.
I know that town centres get redeveloped but it seems odd to see tractors and builders adjusting a local park.
Here in Ealing Walpole Park one of the biggest parks in the area that is the home to both Ealing Jazz and
|Is this what happens to Public Parks?|
The change is planned and mapped out to deliver a functional 'space', as we move out of the most recent economic downturn it's good to see new buildings going up and areas being brought back to life but do we need a more organic approach?
The KentAnd it's not just the Councils and Government who transform our shared spaces.
30 years or so ago when I was new to London life West Ealing's Kent Public House was a pub where you could go for a pint and on some occasions there'd be a Jazz band playing, Fast Forward to today and it's still called a Public House and is doing well - but now there's no smoking and certainly no live Jazz music now it's more like a themed restaurant than a place to get drunk.
When we went on Sunday evening there were plenty of people
|Used to be a 'local'|