Willesden park undergoes welcomed transformation

Makeover paid for by Government funding allocated two years ago

A park once blighted by crime has been re-opened for children in Willesden.

The green space, in Villiers Road, had become a hotspot for vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

But thanks to government fundingin 2009, the park has now been transformed into a safe place for children to play.

Councillor Lesley Jones (Labour), ward councillor for Willesden, said: “The council’s design team have done a great job. It is good that children now have access to all the interesting play equipment.

“I first raised the problem in 2005 when I asked for the site to be boarded up to stop the vandalism and anti-social behaviour that was troubling neighbours.”