Welcome to the website of the Arundel and Elgin Communal Gardens

The aim of the website is to help you get more out of the Gardens, to keep you up to date with what’s going on and to help more people participate in various garden activities throughout the year.

Garden Updates

26th May 2020 – Important Update for all Residents – Garden Gates

Both garden gates are currently broken and repair is underway.

In the meantime, access to the gardens is through the Ladbroke Grove gate only between 9am and 7pm. A security guard is present at the gate at these times (9am-7pm) and having a garden key will be the id to access the garden.

Children times in the garden remain unchanged…In light of COVID-19 the Committee respectfully request that children do NOT us the garden from:
8am-10am, 12:30-1:30pm and 6pm-8pm Everyday (Until further Notice)

Please remember to respect the personal space of neighbours and please maintain social distancing in line with Government guidance – a minimum of 2 metres apart from anyone else in the garden unless they are members of your household.
RBKC-Using-Your-Garden-Square-during-COVID-19-Lock-Down.pdf

Also please remember to adhere to the Garden Bye laws https://www.arundelandelgingardens.org/governance/bye-laws/

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18th May 2020 – Kensington Park Road Garden Gate – Important Update for all Residents

The KPR garden gate is still out of action. The lock on this gate is broken and the gate is “locked” for security reasons. We are working on having the lock replaced. Banham has attended on numerous occasions and we now have a quote for a new steel lock box (high security deadlock) to be fitted to the gate. We expect the work to be done in the next 2-3 weeks once the lockdown has eased. In the meantime please access the garden via the Ladbroke Grove garden gate,… – see 26th May Update re this gate.

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Coronavirus – Government guidance and Garden Updates

The communal garden remains open to residents. In line with government rulings the playgrounds in the garden have now been closed. Please remember to maintain social distancing – a minimum of 2 metres apart from anyone else in the garden unless they are members of your household.

This page contains latest Government guidance on garden use and updates from the Garden Committee.

Information on support options is at the bottom of this page.

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RBKC-Using-Your-Garden-Square-during-COVID-19-Lock-Down.pdf

RBKC-Latest-guidance-on-using-parks-and-gardens.pdf

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17th April 2020 Covid-19 Update

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4th April 2020  Covid-19 Update – Children in the Garden

IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 THE COMMITTEE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST  THAT:

CHILDREN DO NOT USE THE GARDEN FROM:

8am -10am,  12.30pm  –  1.30pm and 6pm – 8pm EVERYDAY 
(UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

  • TO GIVE THOSE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS THE SPACE THEY NEED.
  • AT ALL OTHER TIMES CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED.
  • PLEASE USE THE GARDEN RESPECTFULLY KEEPING SOCIAL DISTANCE OF 2m.  

The Committee, 4th April 2020 

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Covid-19 Update

NO GUESTS:  In light of the recent Government orders to ‘Stay at Home’ to stop Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading, we must ask residents to NOT invite guests into the Arundel/Elgin Communal Gardens until further notice.

 SOCIAL DISTANCING:  Government guidelines state that people should minimise the amount of time spent out of their homes and should keep two metres (6ft) away from people they do not live with.  There should be NO children playdates, group games, picnics, parties, etc.  Any gatherings of more than 2 people (except for families) violates Government policies for Social Distancing.  Also please remember bicycles are not allowed in the garden.

PROTECTING OUR VULNERABLE RESIDENTS:  We have several residents who are elderly or identified vulnerable people.  These residents need to access the communal garden as well.  Please be aware of the Government recommended policy of only going outside once a day for no more than 1 hour.  Parents should be mindful of how often their children are in the garden. 

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Covid-19 Support

Dear Neighbour, 

Residents of Arundel and Elgin Communal Gardens are joining together as volunteers to help the elderly and those with underlying conditions who are quarantined by providing essential help. 

Do you Need Support? 

  • Have you been notified by the Coronavirus Service to stay indoors?
  • Are you over 70?
  • Are you a member of a vulnerable group? •
  • Do you have a neighbour that you are concerned about or who is elderly?

If so, then telephone Jane at 0207 727 0125 to discuss your needs and how we can help.

The sort of things we can help with are: shopping, picking up prescriptions, help with arranging deliveries, dog walking, phone calls to check you are okay *

Please remember no matter how fit you are, the government has introduced these measures to protect you and our NHS.

Can you give support?

If you would like to volunteer to help your neighbours out, please Whatsapp Daisy at 07437228833 to be added to a Whatsapp group where help will be coordinated