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New or renovated Gurnell Leisure Centre? Plus tower blocks?!

Ealing Council has announced its intention to consult on the future of the Gurnell Leisure Centre with Brent River & Canal Society (BRCS) and others through a ‘Sounding Board’ process. BRCS supports refurbishment of Gurnell Leisure Centre. Or, if necessary, …
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Posted June 14, 2022

Statement on funding by BRCS

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE BRENT RIVER & CANAL SOCIETY BRCS is a registered charity overseen by the Charity Commissioners and accountable to our members. We have a written constitution, trustees who are elected, hold an Annual General Meeting and publish …
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Posted May 10, 2021

Gurnell development turned down

Councillors have turned down the appalling plan to build massive blocks of flats on supposedly protected green open space at Gurnell – designated ‘Metropolitan Open Land’ and part of the Brent River Park. See Ealing Today web site for a …
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Posted March 29, 2021

New campaign to make Warren Farm a Nature Reserve

Following on the massive and successful campaign Farm to save Warren Farm from QPR football club, a group of committed and passionate local people have set up a new campaign to make it a Nature Reserve – for wildlife and …
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Posted January 5, 2021

BRCS vision for Warren Farm

The Brent River & Canal Society has published a vision for the future of Warren Farm, part of Ealing’s section of the 11 km long Brent River Park.  The Society wishes to work in partnership with Ealing Council to realise …
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Posted December 14, 2020

Charming little film about the River Brent

Film here. Thames21 says this: ” We’re thrilled that a new short film about the river Brent is ready in time for London Rivers Week. The animated story about the river’s history – and the plans to restore the river …
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Posted October 25, 2020

London commission on green spaces

A report has just been issued: London Green Spaces Commission Report It is a useful summary of issues and had some interesting statistics which highlight the importance of green space in London. For example: * Living in greener places is …
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Posted August 27, 2020

Threat to Brent River Park at Gurnell

Ealing council is proposing to rebuild the Gurnell Leisure Centre. It would be partly on the existing footprint but also extending eastwards. But the council also proposes to build massive blocks of flats on the green open land to the …
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Posted July 5, 2020

Extraordinary news – Queens Park Rangers backs out of Warren Farm scheme

Extra-ordinary news! Queen’s Park Rangers football club (QPR) have, without warning, pulled out of their and Ealing Council’s appalling Warren Farm scheme. See article in West London Sport. We don’t know exactly what was behind the decision. But we do …
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Posted May 14, 2020

Coronavirus (or Covid-19)

BRCS does not wish to elaborate or go into detail on the advice given by government. However, we would wish to point out that the government is not recommending that parks, natures reserves, canals or rivers should generally be closed …
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Posted March 30, 2020