February 1997 Naming of Blondin Park - Grandson of Blondin attended and an apple tree planted as a token to the day.
Spring 1997 The pond was excavated by contractors
1998 Friends of Blondin were constituted
1999 Won £200 in the best Community Group Category of the Ealing Green Awards
2000 Awarded £30,000 by the Lottery Fund
Awarded £20,905 by the Green Corridor Partnership
2001 Awarded Local Nature Reserve Status by English Nature
Completed funded projects:
Hoggin path around Nature Reserve
Signage including interpretation board
Dipping platform to pond
Planted a hedge within the nature area - carried out by volunteers
Improved the paths on the allotment site
provided materials for building a composting toilet - carried out by volunteers
Sundial art installation
2002 - 2009 The Friends maintained work day sessions on the site. The Ranger Team had task days where all the rangers in the borough would attend. Community Payback were secured in 2009 (ongoing) to help weed the paths and clear brambles.
2010 - 2016 Brentford Festival moved to Blondin 2013 - 2016
2014 - Created woodland area - 10,000 plants with Trees for Cities with additional planting throughout 2015 and 2016.
2017 - Perimeter fencing to nature reserve removed and hoggin paths renewed. New welcome signs to all Ealing Parks.
Brentford Festival will take place on Sunday 3rd September 2017 with the Royal Horticultural Society making a large presence for the first time.