Our Environmental Projects

Eco Hub

The Eco Hub project is an exciting vision for the development of the Velvet Community Orchard at Witton Lakes.  This will see the transformation of a former Park Keepers cottage into a space that will benefit everyone and will help the environment too!  The Eco Hub will have an office and community space, mature gardens, a community café and natural play equipment – all powered by renewable energy.


Transformation Of The Cabin Into The Orchard Tea Room

Here’s a great example of recycling and innovation.  The Orchard Tea Room is a wonderful community space, set inside a real cabin at the Velvet Community Orchard at Witton Lakes.  This project has seen the complete renovation of a disused and very scruffy portable cabin into a space that can be enjoyed by all.  This was made possible with £10,000 funding from the Tesco Bags Of Help project.

Pop in to have a hot drink and slice of cake when you’re in the park.  We will be announcing the Orchard Tea Room opening times in the very near future.


Hydro Energy Project

We love anything that helps us look after our planet and reduce our carbon footprint.  So when the idea to have a hydro-wheel installed in Witton Lakes, that could potentially provide enough power to run our Eco Hub development and a few other buildings, we were thrilled! This project is still in development, so keep looking out for developments!


The Parks Where I Live

We have some great parks and green spaces right on our doorstep here in Perry Common.  Some of these parks are more well-used and get more attention than others.  This project will link 9 local parks and green spaces: Brookvale Park, Witton Lakes, Bleak Hill, Perry Common Recreation Ground, The Ring (Perry Common), Enderby Park, The Hurstway, Twickenham Park and Finchley Park.

The Parks Where I Live, is an exciting project that aims to manage the improvement of these 9 parks together and ensure that all the parks get the attention and resources they deserve.

Please click here to see the The Parks Where I Live – Operational Plan