Hammersmith Community Gardens Association

Phoenix Farm Consultation Update and Other Community News

How Do You Think our Open Spaces Can Be Improved?

The Hammersmith & Fulham Parks Commission is a resident-led commission which is trying to develop a new vision for the parks, open spaces and cemeteries in the borough.
The Leader of the Council has asked us to draw up a new strategy to help residents and visitors benefit more from our local parks.
  • Which parks and open spaces do you use regularly?
  • How do you use these spaces (for instance, to walk, to bring your children to the playground, to play sport, to sit and think, for picnics)?
  • How do you think we could improve the parks and open spaces you use?
  • What is the best way to involve local people in the decisions made about our parks?
  • How do you think the Council can ensure that a diverse group of people make decisions about our parks? 

Submit your thoughts, views and proposals to us by 7th June 2020 at the following:

email address: peter.smith@lbhf.gov.uk

To view their terms of reference please see the Parks Commission webpage here.


Phoenix Academy Consultation

New Proposed Layout at Phoenix Academy



As you may be aware, Phoenix Academy, part of Future Academies, is bringing forward plans to enhance the learning environment on the site. They are using the feedback received at the previous consultation events to help shape their plans for the future. There are some big changes to the existing site in the proposals, including approximately 250 new flats.

They have shared their latest proposals for the site here and for more in depth view of the proposed plans click here. They believe that these plans will help them to both maintain and improve the provision of excellent education at Phoenix Academy. 

They are keen to hear thoughts from all of those involved in the Academy, the wider local community and local neighbours . Please feel free to circulate the information to others whom you feel may be interested in responding.

According to the academy, a great deal of the site is currently unsuitable for educational or sporting use. The Academy’s proposed improvements include an increase in the quality and quantity of educational and sporting floor-space, whilst simultaneously providing other key benefits for the wider local community. 


In order to enable the development of the new academy building, sports facilities and other community facilities, they are planning to generate funds through the building of new homes on the site. Since this project involves the reduction and change of use of ‘playing field land’ (as defined in the School Standards Framework Act 1998), Future Academies has an obligation to obtain consent from the Department of Education for the proposals. This is known as a ‘Section 77 consultation’, and is separate to the planning application for the wider academy proposals, which will be submitted to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.


If you wish to comment specifically on the reduction and change of use of ‘playing field land’, or if you object to their proposals for any reason, you can fill in the form below or download a copy here and return it to Phoenix Academy by 12th July 2020. If you have questions or comments on any other aspect of the redevelopment plans, get in touch with them at:

Email: consultation@futureacademies.org

Phone: 0800 368 7592

Post: Consultation, Phoenix Academy, The Curve, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 0RQ

Website: https://www.phoenixacademy.org.uk/ourfuture

Click here to download a copy of the feedback form.

We would like to thank Hammersmith United Charities and United in Hammersmith and Fulham for their support during these challenging times.

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