Dean Gardens park and playground improvements consultation

This consultation closed on 30 August 2021.

The consultation

Dean Gardens provides West Ealing with vital green space where local people can exercise, relax and meet friends. It is also a great place for children and young people to play and enjoy being out in nature. It’s central location also makes it an ideal venue for community events. 

In 2019 we developed plans to improve Dean Gardens as part of the Live West Ealing project to make West Ealing healthier and more pleasant for everyone. Due to the Covid19 Pandemic, the Transport for London funding for the park works has been frozen. At the same time, more local people have been visiting the park and this has resulted in lots more litter and greater wear and tear of the play area, the outdoor gym equipment and the lawns. 

This consultation provided an opportunity for residents to comment on a range of small-scale park improvements that we could carry out in 2021-22 to make Dean Gardens better. These works could take place without closing the park and without affecting any longer-term visions for the park refurbishment. 

What you said

The consultation ran for six weeks starting on 26 July and ending on 30 August 2021. The consultation was run online using SurveyMonkey with links via the Ealing council website and paper copies were also available on request and at a drop-in session held in the park on 18 August from 10 am to 12noon.

7,141 leaflets about the consultation were sent out to local addresses. Posters to advertise the consultation put up in the park and at the Lido Centre but unfortunately, West Ealing Library was closed due to the pandemic. Social media was used to advertise the consultation including Twitter and Facebook and the council sent emails about the consultation to 8,131 email subscribers. Stakeholder Groups for the West Ealing Liveable Neighbourhood Project were also all notified of the consultation and encouraged to respond. 

A full report of the consultation outcomes is now available to download. 

What happens next?

There is good support for most proposals and there is funding is available through S106 developers’ contributions for Dean Gardens. Improvement items with the highest level of support such as compactor bins, logs and mounds, CCTV upgrade, and community gardening activities will go ahead first starting this winter. Moderately popular improvements will follow starting in Spring 2022. The least popular items including realigning the cycle route, the cycle repair station, the power 4 bollard and distance markers will not go ahead yet. If funding becomes available in the future these items can be reviewed and could still go ahead subject to further community and stakeholder consultation.

Further information

For any other queries about the survey or results please contact us at: email: or phone: 020 8825 6999.