In addition to our core role of preserving the character of Bedford Park, the Society works on behalf of the local community to improve the amenities of the area and the environment, representing residents’ views and interests.
Formed in 1963, the Society’s first breakthrough in protecting the suburb occurred in 1967 when 356 houses in Bedford Park were listed Grade II. The next step was in 1969 and 1970 when the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow respectively declared conservation areas for their halves of the suburb.
To achieve our objectives, we work to:
- Protect and enhance the amenities of the garden suburb, the buildings and their setting, and ensuring any development is in keeping with the original character, good practice and the legislative framework.
- Consult regularly with residents to identify their views and concerns about local issues, taking up issues that are considered important with the relevant body or organisation.
- Build a greater sense of being a sociable community among residents through a series of events (including meetings, lectures, exhibitions and social activities) that inform residents about Bedford Park and relevant issues.
We are always keen to hear from our members in order to help with local issues or answer questions.
Our remit encompasses trees, street lighting and furniture, as well as roads and pavements, including parking and traffic schemes, waste and recycling. We are also involved in public transport issues and support campaigns against changes that might adversely affect Bedford Park.
Our work supports the entire Bedford Park area, bounded by Abinger Road, Whellock/Speldhurst Roads, St Albans Avenue and South Parade/Bath Road, plus Roman Road, Lonsdale Road, Gainsborough Road and Flanders Road.