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Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park: council to draw up masterplan

Local residents have been invited to comment on the future of Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park as Southwark Council prepares to draw up a new masterplan for one of SE1's largest open spaces.

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park: council to draw up masterplan
Carter's Steam Fair visited GMH Park last month

The 14 acre parkland was a gift to "the splendid struggling mothers of Southwark" from the first Viscount Rothermere in 1934.

Nowadays the park features the Soviet War Memorial, a Tibetan Peace Garden and an Ice Age Tree Trail.

"Our vision is for the park to be open and welcoming for local residents and visitors to the Imperial War Museum," says the council.

The council says it will use comments from the first stage of consultation to create an initial design for the park.

A second stage of consultation will take place during the autumn, with a new masterplan for the park to be agreed in the winter.

The survey is open till Sunday 12 June.

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