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Seeing red! Fears plan to extend Paddington Rec bluebell glade will attract ‘anti-social behaviour’

New space would include a selection of growing fruits nuts and herbs, as well as wooden structures for “storytelling” and “den-building”.

28 November, 2016 — By Alina Polianskaya

Children enjoying the bluebell glade at Paddington Recreation Ground

A BLUEBELL glade, often used for “forest classes” by schoolchildren, could be expanded – but not everyone is happy.

Plans to extend the woodland space into the existing dog exercise area by Grantully Road at Paddington Recreation Ground are currently being consulted on.

The space would include a selection of growing fruits nuts and herbs, as well as wooden structures for “storytelling” and “den-building”.

But some residents are concerned that the plans could make the area busier and “attract anti-social behaviour”.

But Maida Vale councillor Thomas Crockett said: “There is a proposal to extend the lovely bluebell glade in Paddington Rec to encompass the rather unlovely adjacent dog area. The plan is to landscape the area and make places for school groups and children to explore.

“The other dog area will be improved and well-behaved dogs will be allowed into the enlarged bluebell glade area on leads. They are allowed off the lead throughout the rest of the site.”

 

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