Council Seeks Your Views on South Park's Future

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What would you like to see happening in South Park?

That's the question Hammersmith and Fulham Council is

asking local residents over the next two months.

£500,000 has already been spent on improvements to the much loved park, and now a masterplan is being drawn up

to decide what will happen in the next ten years.

Residents are invited to share their views at a series of consultation events, each featuring special workshops

where participants will be able to inspire a new vision for the park.

The workshops will include creative activities for children and young people, from art competitions to music sessions.

A masterplan will provide a blueprint for improvements, identify and attract funding for future investment and guide the management of the park for the next ten years.

Cllr Paul Bristow, cabinet member for residents' services, says: "We want to provide relevant facilities and experiences for local people, while restoring, protecting and preserving the features of the park for future generations. Make sure you attend one of these events so that you can tell us your thoughts and create a vision for South Park that will be loved and cherished for many years to come.”

The local residents association PRARA and the recently formed Friends of South Park have been campaigning for the restoration of the Victorian park and improvements to sports facilities, reopening of toilets and the addition of a park cafe.

The consultation events will take place on:

Saturday April 18 from 10.30 am to 3pm - Hurlingham and Chelsea School, Peterborough Road, SW6. Lunch will be provided, and RSVP is essential.

* Saturday April 26 from 10.30am to 2.30pm - Hurlingham and Chelsea School, Peterborough Road, SW6. Again lunch will be provided and RSVP is essential.

Saturday May 9 from 12pm to 5pm at a venue to be confirmed. This will be a drop in session which everyone is welcome to attend.

All of the consultation events will be child-friendly and prizes will be on offer to those young people with the most inspiring ideas.

The sessions will help to inform Churchman Landscape Architects Ltd who have been appointed by the council to create the masterplan.

Andrew Thornhill, director of Churchman Landscape Architects, says: "We are very pleased to be involved with such an important local park and are looking forward to hearing about the ideas and visions people have for their park."

If you would like to attend any of the events, please email Brigid on or call 020 8691 6729.

If you cannot attend any of these events, you can express your opinion by filling in an Online survey.


March 31, 2009