Windsor Open Space
This is a beautiful informal open space with Dollis Brook providing a habitat for wildlife, including sticklebacks upon which the kingfisher feeds and in recent years the little egret has joined in. The flowers, mammals, birds, butterflies, dragon flies and numerous insects make it a wonderful place to treasure. The Open Space runs parallel and to the west of Hendon Lane, N3.
Long ago this open space was Groats Farm (subsequently known as Grass Farm), and sheep once grazed here. In 1907 part of the land was bequeathed as a play area for poor children by Dame Alice Holt. In 1922 more land was acquired by the Council for public enjoyment and recreation, and in 1938 Mayor Wolfie Grossman donated land adjacent to Broughton Avenue.
Like many organisations, the Friends of Windsor Open Space find it is difficult to attract people who have the time to take a lead in running activities or help with administration, let alone being a supporter by paying a subscription of just £5 a year, or best of all being a supporter by turning up to events. Sadly at the moment they do need more friends so do pay a visit, it is yours to discover!
The Friends website is here.