Brentford FC Community Sports Trust helped Gunnersbury Park with a wellbeing week last week. The Trust is working with others on a new sports hub in the park. The hub is a collaboration between Ealing and Hounslow Councils and involves our Trust, University of West London, the London International School and local leisure provider Better. The facilities include two top-level, floodlit 3G artificial pitches, as well as grass pitches, also suitable for rugby and cricket, plus an eight-team changing pavilion; a gym; a studio; and a sports hall, ideal for Futsal.

The new sports hub is a just one part of the redevelopment spearheaded by joint owners Ealing and Hounslow Councils. The Grade II listed large mansion has seen mprovement works and now plays host to the park museum, which is source of local history for residents and source of learning for local schools. Restoration of the heritage structures dotted across the parkland has taken place, including on the Orangery; Temple; Princess Amelia‚Äôs Bathhouse; Gothic Ruins; Round Pond; and a new café was developed.

Gunnersbury celebrated wellbeing last week. Access to parks, access to green spaces and access to creative pursuits are all important for our physical and mental wellbeing. Gunnersbury has report increasing numbers to the park, and has heard from how vital access has been during restrictions on movement.

Gunnersbury teamed up with Yoga Gunnersbury Park, Ealing Eagles and our Trust to give some ideas on how residents can enjoy and get some exercise in the facilities They shared these throught last week. Some can be seen on the Gunnersbury social media feed here. Some videos can also be seen here.