I got email from "Future Brixton" that the Popes road car park (next to Rec) is to become new home for the Ice Rink that was in Streatham. Its going to be temporary home whilst the Streatham development is finished. The Car Park, according to the Council is structurally unsound and needs to be demolished. Its owned by Council as is the land its on. I was wondering what people think of this? The market traders arent happy the Car park is closed and there hasnt been replacement parking put in place. Dear Future Brixton mailing list Council Cabinet to consider temporary ice rink in Brixton A cabinet report published today recommends the disused Popes Rd car park in Brixton is earmarked as the site for a temporary ice rink as part of the Streatham Hub regeneration scheme. The council-owned site is scheduled for demolition this year and would mean that the temporary ice rink could open next summer. A shortlist of three sites – comprising the disused Popes Rd car park, Streatham Common and 512/522 Streatham High Road was considered. The Popes Rd site was chosen as the best option based on a number of factors including ease of access for visitors, technical matters, such as drainage and power supply, along with timescales and costs of developing land. This town centre location, next to Brixton Rec, already accommodates a large leisure facility and has excellent transport links. If agreed, a planning application to build the temporary ice rink in Brixton will be submitted this summer. The temporary rink could be open by next summer and will aim to encourage new skaters in Brixton, as well as provide a temporary home for existing skater groups. We will be talking with local residents and businesses over the summer in addition to the statutory planning consultation and look forward to hearing your views. You can find the latest information about Streatham Hub on the council website or you can use the contact the Future Streatham project team on firstname.lastname@example.org or on freephone 0800 052 6336.