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Minet Country Park

Awarded a 'Green Flag' for the first time in 2009, this 36-hectare park was originally part of the Coldharbour Estate, owned by the Minet family from 1766 to the mid-20th century.

The country park is a mosaic of habitats, connected by a network of hedges, waterways and grassland corridors, home to numerous species of wild plants, birds, insects and other creatures.

On site is a children's play area, meadows, hedgerows with mature oaks and ponds. There are picnic areas with tables, a network of footpaths, benches and a car park. Minet Lodge Visitor Centre is open during events and during the week when possible with visitor information and classroom facilities for group visits. A full programme of free events takes place throughout the year including family activities and an annual open day. A Rocha's education team runs National Curriculum-based sessions for schools and a summer playscheme. 

Hillingdon Cycle Circuit is part of Minet Country Park and can be used free of charge by the public, subject to bookings. For further information on cycling activities and to see when the circuit is available for public use go to www.hillingdoncyclecircuit.org.uk

Minet Country Park is owned by Hillingdon Council, and managed in partnership with A Rocha Living Waterways. All events and activities are listed in whats on.

Location and access

Address: Springfield Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0LL

Opening and closing hours for the park.

Facilities

  • Children's play area
  • Cycle circuit
  • Dogs welcome
  • Visitor centre

How to get there

Car: There is a car park at the end of Springfield Road.

Public transport: Hayes & Harlington or Southall.

Contact details: For general enquiries telephone 01895 556000, environmental education enquiries please contact Environmental Education (A Rocha Living Waterways) or david.melville@arocha.org or 0208 574 5935.

If you would like to notify us of any maintenance queries within the park, please report below.

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Works to Minet Country Park 

The council completed the transfer of plots of land at Minet Country Park identified in the GLA (Regeneration of Southall Gas Works) Compulsory Purchase Order 2014 (the CPO) from its ownership to St James West London Limited (SJWL) on 13 January 2017. The land was transferred without the need for the GLA to serve notice under the CPO as the parties agreed to enter into an agreement. The transfer of this land will facilitate the construction of two footbridges and an access road by SJWL to enable the development of their Southall Waterside site.

The proposed access road impacts on the southern section of Minet Country Park. Initial development works will consist of creating a northern flood compensation area and a southern River Crane diversion area to facilitate the construction of the access road. The trees and vegetation within these areas will be removed as part of these works. The proposed start date for the vegetation clearance is 23 January 2017 and the target date for completion of this phase is 28 February 2017.

During this period SJWL will install temporary HERAS fencing around their land. SJWL will also be permitted some limited access with vehicles across the park  to access their land and to install a temporary mobile welfare unit in the Minet car park until a permanent access from Pump Lane has been formed. 

SJWL will have an ecologist on site during the tree and vegetation clearance phase and key council staff will work closely with SJWL with regular site meetings to ensure that the impact on the park is kept to a minimum.

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