The Gurnell estate is built around a large green grassed area with a newly refurbished under 7s playground next to a 5 a side football/basketball area for the older children/teenagers. Many of our older residents have lived on the estate since it was built back in the 1960s.
Gurnell Residents Association has been running almost a year with a new committee, they would class them as a small estate consisting of 3 blocks and 3 blocks of maisonettes alongside housing association new builds around the estate. The four committee members come from 4 different nationality’s which covers the estate so the community can work together to reach out to as many residents as possible. Gurnell Residents Benna Brophy and Leslie Young continue to serve on the HBL Partnership.
The RA have started an over 50s club. They are working on some ideas to help the future of the estate.
In July 2016, some residents of Gurnell Estate put on a community Fun Day to help promote HBL and bring together the residents of the estate. The event had food and drink, face painting, football tournament, DJ, information stalls and some residents had stalls to sell items to the community. The Gurnell Fun Day was funded by HBL Small Grants of £500. Hanwell Big Local look forward to continuing working with Residents and hope to welcome new residents wanting to get involved.