Have your say on £300k investment for Battersea pocket park and playground

Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

There’s still time for people in Battersea to say how they would like to see more than £300,000 spent on improving a small pocket park and its children’s playground.

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The borough’s open spaces contractor Enable Leisure and Culture is seeking the public’s views on the best way to spend £316,000, which has been earmarked for a series of improvements at Fred Wells Gardens in Vicarage Crescent.
And the consultation runs until Sunday, March 24 so there is still plenty of time for local people to contribute their thoughts and ideas.
As its stands the current set of proposals has two elements. 

The first set are classed as works that are necessary to ensure the playground and other parts of the park remain safe to use. 

This includes replacing some child friendly soft surfacing in the playground, rebuilding walls undermined by tree roots and widening paths and stairways to ensure they are more family friendly for parents with buggies while also improving access for people with disabilities.

The second element includes a range of proposals for new play equipment or improvements and upgrades to what is already there, plus an option to resurface the tennis court, parts of which have sustained tree root damage.

The aim of the consultation is to identify any areas that have been missed in the first set of proposals and to then identify which among the second set are viewed as priorities by local people.

People can view the options and take part in the consultation by visiting https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthecs/fred-wells-gardens-19

If people would like a paper copy of the consultation questionnaire they can email consult@wandsworth.gov.uk or contact the parks office on (020) 3959 0060.