job, has always been restricted by what the gallery can offer in the way of Grade A space and other amenities and so it is also exciting to know that many of these restrictions will disappear when the gallery reopens.
Please join me on congratulating Ealing Council and the manager and staff of the Manor and Gallery in this exceptional achievement. Many of you will know that it has been a very long slog, but at last, the bid is successful and we can look forward to huge improvements to the house and gallery that will match our wonderfully improved park.
Ealing Summer Festival
The Festival is now in full swing and you can see where our lovely new park is suffering rather, especially in this hot weather. Still, I am sure that plans are already afoot to repair the damage as soon as the Festival is over. I have only visited the event once this year, to see Marcus Brigstock and he was very funny indeed so a good night was had by us and all.
It is expected that the Festival will stay in the same spot every year as the damage it does is fairly permanent and the Park Manager doesn't want two areas damaged. The other area mooted originally is now covered in wild flowers and this would not be successful if it was used every other year for the festival.
Keep your eyes open for the many events that will be happening in the park this year. I hope to see you at some of them.