It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. We extend our deepest sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and all members of the Royal Family.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was the Ranger of the Great Park for nearly 70 years and during this time his impact on one of the most recognised landscapes in the world has been immense. He has provided guidance and insight to our team to help them manage the Great Park and the wider estate, from the farms to the wildlife to the ancient woodlands, ensuring it can continue to offer a rich sanctuary for all, for generations to come. We will miss him greatly and there is no doubt that his influence will continue to be seen in our work across the Great Park.
His Royal Highness’s commitment to protecting the Great Park for the long-term can be best summed up in his own words: “The management of land is a very long-term business and the best results can only be achieved if there is confidence and continuity. We are enjoying the gardens and avenues and amenities planted by previous generations and it is because I feel myself to be a temporary custodian that I am planting for future generations.”
A progressive independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament. Our portfolio includes the whole of Regent Street and much of St James’s in London’s West End, prime regional shopping centres, Windsor Great Park, rural land and coastline, and the UK’s seabed.
With three centres in South East England, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims to never turn away a dog or cat in need - caring for them until their owners or new homes are found, no matter how long it takes. The organisation is a champion for, and supporter of, vulnerable dogs and cats, and is determined to create lasting changes for animals in our society.
In addition to the London centre in Battersea, there are also two other centres at Old Windsor in Berkshire and at Brands Hatch in Kent. Battersea Old Windsor has been open to the public since 1979, caring for an average of 36 dogs and 45 cats at any one time - taking in and caring for lost, abandoned and unwanted animals. The expert teams care for these animals until the right new homes can be found, as well as providing veterinary care and behavioural training when required. Click the links to see current dogs and cats that are looking for homes.
The canine calendar at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is always jam packed with events, including furry fitness at their Muddy Dog Challenge and crafty creativity at Knitting Kittens plus the Old Windsor Fun Day which takes place every Summer – where there is sure to be something to please even the pickiest of paws!