Peter Mason, Leader of Ealing Council, visited Warren Farm sports pitches (26 May 2021) and met local people from the Warren Farm Nature Reserve Campaign and the Brent River Canal Society.
Councillor Mason discussed ideas for the future of the site and reiterated the council’s commitment to finding a compromise between delivering sports facilities for residents and protecting Warren Farm’s nature, biodiversity, and role as an important green space for local people.
Councillor Mason said: “Warren farm has been really important to people in Southall and Hanwell during lockdown as somewhere to walk, cycle and have socially distanced meet-ups.
“The changing rooms and pavilion here have been dilapidated for well over a decade and we’ve tried before to bring them back into use but since then, the sports pitches here have been taken back by nature.
“I want to ensure we can preserve the wild character of Warren Farm as a place for local people to enjoy nature, as well as deliver community sports facilities we know people need.
“I think we can find a compromise that the people of Hanwell and Southall deserve, and I am going work to find out how we can get there.”
Councillor Mason is newly-elected as leader and last week (19 May) announced a new cabinet and three priorities for the council:
- Rebuilding our economy, returning good well-paid jobs to our borough and delivering the next generation of genuinely affordable homes.
- Greening our borough by tackling the climate crisis, cleaning our air and ensuring the borough we build is sustainable.
- Relentlessly tackling poverty and inequality that blights too many lives and disproportionately holds back all too many people from achieving their dreams and aspirations.