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New park and communal space officially opened in Willesden

PUBLISHED: 18:42 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:42 19 March 2013

Unity Close in Willesden

Unity Close in Willesden

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Project on the Unity Close estate was carried out by environmental charity Groundwork London

More than 50 residents celebrated the opening of a new park and communal space in Willesden.

The park, which is in Unity Close estate, was officially opened by the Deputy Mayor of Brent, Cllr Bobby Thomas and is the culmination of two years of hard work and fundraising.

The former rundown communal green space has been transformed into a multi-use activity park with an area for ball games, play equipment for younger children, and seating areas for the community.

The project was carried out by environmental charity Groundwork London which worked in partnership with the council and housing providers London & Quadrant, Network Stadium, Innisfree Housing Association and ASRA Housing Association.

Moira Scarff of Groundwork London, said: “The transformation of a poorly used and rundown space into a safe and welcoming multifunctional recreational space will enable the whole community to enjoy the outdoor environment, take pride in where they live, and get active.”

The official opening was also attended by councillors Cllr Ann Hunter and Cllr Lesley Jones and Sarah Teather, MP for Brent Central.

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