Dickens Square re-vamp

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Thursday 27 March 2014 2.28pm
Now thats something worth spending money on,1.5 million...may even get some suitable for babies and toddlers to play on or even in, like a paddling pool! Hope they carry it out quickly before some developer sees a bit of prime building land..

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Sunday 30 March 2014 5.56pm
Absolutely!

It's designated by Southwark Council as a site of importance for nature conservation, so they won't be able to make fundamental changes to the amount of planting/greenspace... a good thing!
Monday 31 March 2014 6.24am
Sensible decision for a change!
Tuesday 1 April 2014 11.30pm
Hopefully Jan any prospect of developers snapping up this site was seen off when, years ago, Dickens Square Park was taken off the list of sites identified for housing development following a lot of campaigning by local residents.

I'm hoping that there will be room in that budget for activities, as well as restful spaces, for people of ALL ages. Too many local spaces have been ruined by unattractive play equipment which doesn't exactly enhance the environment! Dickens Square Park has potential for a classic 'village green' at its centre, a space for families and all residents to meet. Be great if we could have the original 'trim track' back too - fun and exercise for everyone, with no gym fees!
Wednesday 2 April 2014 8.36am
They could improve that park immensely with very little expense...simply by putting a paved path through it and by mowing the wild borders that act as a hedge and sight-screen.

For at least 6 months of the year, it's a gloomy muddy overgrown field that not many people walk through.

Make a path...people will walk through it....people will then care about it.

...if you press it, they will come.
Saturday 23 May 2015 1.13pm
Does anyone have an update? Apparently Southwark Council intended to "proceed with all due haste", but that was back in March last year and work still has not started.
Tuesday 26 May 2015 2.27pm
Nope. I've been wondering about this as well. Would be great to see them start work on this
Tuesday 26 May 2015 7.55pm
Ivanhoe wrote:
They could improve that park immensely with very little expense...simply by putting a paved path through it and by mowing the wild borders that act as a hedge and sight-screen.
For at least 6 months of the year, it's a gloomy muddy overgrown field that not many people walk through.

Make a path...people will walk through it....people will then care about it.

I agree Ivanhoe. To me, it looks like a no go area, a piece of waste ground and not at all welcoming. Shame really.
Saturday 21 November 2015 5.20pm
This was mentioned at Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council today.

It seems this is going to be delayed a bit - Cllr Barrie Hargrove indicated they have the capital to spend on Dickens Square, but cuts means they have fewer staff so less capacity to delivery lots of major projects all at once.

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