Sunday, 8 May 2011


I visited Mudchute Park and Farm over the weekend. It is located in the middle of the Isle of Dogs. Care for the environment is at the heart of everything the team do at Mudchute. They have a wonderful 32 acre site which is open to the public and has fantastic views across London.

Mudshute operates in partnership with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and preserves  the open space and makes it available for events, community groups, a simple family picnic or just a walk. The Mudchute Park & Farm was established by the local Island community. Originally a piece of derelict land created during the last century from the spoil of construction from dredging Millwall Dock. For decades, this hidden natural wilderness of flora and fauna remained untouched. However, in 1974 the site was earmarked by the Greater London Council for the construction of a high rise estate. The resulting public campaign against these plans reflected the affection that local people and those working on the Island felt for The Mudchute. Their success secured it as the "People's Park" for the area.

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