Dukes Meadows Trust
Started 2 petitions
Stop Development of parking at Dukes Meadows Riverside Public Open Space
The Promenade Riverside. is a rare and vital public asset – a stretch of unspoiled riverside parkland adjoining The Thames within urban Chiswick. It has a unique character and a very special sense of place – ‘The Thames at Dukes Meadows’, which has over the years gained both national and international fame from University Boat Race commentaries. The character and unspoiled quality of this important public open space, and the richness and diversity of nature in the area, is cherished by both residents and visitors. The Council propose to develop at and within the immediate vicinity of The Promenade Riverside three car park areas, each with marked car parking spaces, and to provide two designated coach turning circles (“The Car Parking scheme”). WE THE PERSONS who are the signatories to this petition HEREBY: · DRAW to the attention of The Council the destructive and damaging impact which The Car Park Scheme would if carried out, have on the amenity, and the special quality, and unique character of The Promenade Riverside P.O.S. by reason , inter alia, of: the introduction of a visually intrusive and unsightly elements; the encouragement and facilitating of vehicle movements; and the significant loss of green and open public space; AND · REQUEST The Council to forthwith abandon and not proceed with The Car Parking Scheme; AND · WE respectfully and sincerely RECORD our hope and trust that The Council will henceforth pursue a conservation led policy for The Promenade Riverside P.O.S. which requires the retention of the whole of the open and green public space, and also seeks to restrict so far as practicable motor vehicle movements within the immediate vicinity of the riverside, AND that if and when new car parking provision and/or motor-coach turning circles may be necessarily required at Dukes Meadows then these will not be located at or within sight of The Promenade Riverside P.O.S.
Ask council candidates for Homefields Ward to sign up to three pledges for Dukes Meadows
Dukes Meadows Trust has achieved a great deal to improve and maintain the park, helping it achieve a Green Flag, but we have received only limited support from our local councillors. We would like to be confident that in future they will provide more active assistance. Parks are under threat, due to government budget cuts and we need our local councillors to be on our side, working with us to protect Dukes Meadows, so it stays a lovely, free to use, community space. We are inviting all the candidates to come and find out about the work of the trust and meet our volunteers, so we can start to build a positive relationship with them. We are also asking voters in Homefields to let candidates know that they value Dukes Meadows, as a free to use, peaceful, high quality open space and want their councillors to support it and the trust. Please ask our local council candidates to sign up to three pledges for Dukes Meadows Pledges for Dukes Meadows; Work more transparently with the trust, clubs and organisations with regard to management and maintenance of the meadows. In particular, invite representatives to the operational meetings held for Dukes Meadows or at least share the minutes of the meetings and accept agenda items submitted by clubs and organisations. Support greater devolved management to clubs and organisations for; maintenance, marketing and promotion of the Meadows. Devolved management is recommended in the Council's Leisure and Culture Strategy 2016 -2020, as a way to manage budget cuts. Dukes Meadows offers an opportunity to achieve an innovative and ambitious council aim. Secure CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) to upgrade the roads, paths, entrances and signage for Dukes Meadows. The clubs and organisations on the Meadows have invested millions to create fabulous facilities, which are currently let down by the poor condition of public areas.