Mayor Officially Reopens Shepherd's Bush Green

Hundreds of local people join celebrations on Monday

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Shepherd's Bush Green has been officially reopened by Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham, Belinda Donovan.

Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham Belinda Donovan opens Shepherd's Bush Green

Hundreds of local people  joined her on Monday afternoon to celebrate the unveiling of the revamped park by enjoying the sounds of a jazz band and children’s funfair attractions.

The Green, in the heart of Shepherds Bush, has undergone a transformation, with two new state-of the-art playgrounds. These playgrounds have actually been in use for several months and have been hugely popular with numerous children.

Paths have been resurfaced, with several being widened and new CCTV and lighting installed. The Grade II listed war memorial has also been reset onto a new granite stepped plinth.

A tree-lined boulevard has been created and street furniture and clutter has been removed.

The vast majority of the Green has been open to the public since last October and the council has received plenty of positive feedback from users. However, a small section of the Green was closed following a catalogue of delays outside the council’s control.

Visitors to the opening event were also able to look at the Goaloid sculptures, designed by former Shepherds Bush resident Elliott Brook.  The sculptures were paid for by the Arts Council England as part of the cultural Olympiad and will be removed at the end of the summer.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council says the £2.6m project is expected to come in on budget.

 

May 21, 2013