Cranford Park Friends AGM

The Friends of Cranford Park are holding their AGM on November 20th at 7.30pm at Crane Community Centre, Fuller Way, Harlington UB3 4LW (Bus E6 to Cranford Drive).

Cranford Park Friends is a volunteer group re-established, after a four-year hiatus, in November 2012. It aims to increase local knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Cranford Countryside Park, a historical green space spanning 144 acres. The group are always looking for volunteers to help them in their quest to enhance Cranford Park.

All local residents are welcome

Cranford Park Friends – AGM

Cranford Country Park

Dear Residents

Please see attached from the secretary of Cranford Park Friends.

It has been an eventful year in Cranford Park and you are invited to attend our AGM on Thursday November 20 at 7.30pm. It will be held at the Crane Community Centre, Fuller Way, Harlington, UB3 4LW (Bus E6 to Cranford Drive).Tea/coffee will be served. I am pleased to attach the agenda for the meeting, minutes of previous meetings have been sent to members and can be sent to others on request. 

We will be electing the new committee, so if you are interested in standing as a committee member (no previous experience is necessary, just enthusiasm) please let me know.


Bob Barton



Autumn has arrived – Cranford Park

Cranford Country Park

Autumn has arrived – the leaf fall season is great for park visiting

During half-term week, why not bring the children to learn how to make bricks? (Free, booking required.) The event will take place on Wednesday October 29 between 10am and 12 noon in the Stable Courtyard, TW5 9RZ.  You will also be able to make a souvenir Halloween clay decoration, and a Victorian toy to take home, have your photo taken as a Victorian brick worker, and learn more about this local industry. Hayes and Stockley were centres of brick-making in the 19th century and the London Foundation’s heritage project aims to celebrate the history and re-create the skills of making clay bricks by traditional methods.The event is free and suitable for children aged 5 upwards but  advance booking is required. Contact Dhush Selvarajah:  07718 043105.

Cranford Park is great for cycling. On Tuesday October 28 (10am – 1pm) there is a led Cycle Ride to the park from West Drayton. A steady ride suitable for beginners, it’s run by Hillingdon Council. Starting point is West Drayton’s Young People’s Centre, Harmondsworth Road, UB7 9JB. In the park you will see the walled garden, stable courtyard and St Dunstan’s churchyard. Free, booking not required. Further info: or 01895 558391

This is turning into an exceptional autumn colour season in the park. A guided Autumn Colours walk, led by Alison Shipley, originally scheduled for Saturday 1 November, will now take place on Saturday 8 November at 11am. Meet at information centre. Free.

The last chance this year to join the popular Knights, Earls and Ghosts guided history walk is on Saturday November 22 (11am). LBH Countryside and Conservation Officer Alison Shipley will explain the intrigues and romance of the park in days of old, and point out the historical remains. Meet at information centre. Free.

The AGM of Cranford Park Friends will take place on Thursday November 20 at 7.30pm. The venue is Crane Community Centre, Fuller Way, Harlington UB3 4LW. (Bus E6 to Cranford Drive) and all are welcome.

The Secretary.

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