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Save Gordon Grove Adventure Playground

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by bimble, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Yep. Guardians = the council gets some income whilst the playground is shut. Also means that any effort to re-open, for a Summer play scheme in the short term, will need to get an 'ok' from the Guardian company.

    Anyone who has knowledge of running play schemes or contacts in the world of playgrounds, or might be willing to help get the wooden equipment back in good condition please say, or send Pm. Or come to tomorrow's meeting.
     
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  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I was looking up housing in Notting hill and came across this doc on adventure playground in Notting Hill. It must be one of the early ones. Interview the children who use it. It's old. Some things have changed some haven't. Shows the need for these spaces in a city. The way they cater for large age group and how they bring people together. Pity Lambeth Council gave forgotten this.
     
  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Some updates on what had been happening.

    A survey has shown that the APG is basically sound. With about £500 needed plus some volunteers to do remedial works. Don't know date yet for this.

    Grant funding has been applied for.

    Some updates on what had been happening.

    A stuctural survey has shown that the APG is basically sound. With about £500 needed plus some volunteers to do remedial works. Don't know date yet for this.

    Grant funding has been applied for summer use.


    Save the Grove Adventure Playground - the next meeting

    Grove Adventure Playground Update
     
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  4. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

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    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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  6. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Excellent :thumbs:
    (i can't make this Saturday but will be at the following two volunteer days.)
     
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  7. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Clearing the entrance to the APG and starting to repaint it. 20170624_112019.jpg

    After

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  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Helen Hayes MP came along. Photo of some who helped. Helen third from left. 20170624_112307.jpg
     
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  9. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Looking through the fence.

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  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    20170624_124314.jpg The front entrance has this painting. Its getting a bit worn.

    Does anyone know a street artist who might like to do a new painting?

    editor
     
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  11. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    There will be more volunteer days.
     
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  13. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Bump: two move volunteer days coming up, tomorrow and Saturday.
    The playground will be temporarily re-opened for a Saturday Play Scheme this Summer holidays and we need to get it all up to standard and tidy in time for that starting in a couple of weeks. Please come even if you can only spare an hour or two.

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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  15. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Brilliant thank you :thumbs:
     
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  16. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Quick, i'm bringing tea in a minute. Lovely day for working with your hands outdoors. :)
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  17. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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    Today working on Adventure playground
     
  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Had a good day painting and bit of carpentry. Good to see bimble

    Got a lot of interest from passers by.
     
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  19. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    The beginnings of a website: mysite
    :)

    Tomorrow, Saturday 15th, I'll be there from 10am - if anyone is available to come and help do some more work on the site please come along. Bring paint if you can get your hands on any!
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

  22. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Bit rainy for painting today but will be there anyway.
    Please anybody who is interested in developments as the time draws near to re-opening the playground sign up for news by subscribing at the bottom of this page here .
     
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  23. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Local skip hire firm donated two skips. Which we filled up. Lot of old wood and rubbish that had collected over the years. Playground looks lot better. 20170715_103130.jpg 20170715_105531.jpg 20170715_103618.jpg 20170715_124627.jpg
     
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  24. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    There's a meeting 6.30pm this evening at the playground (Gordon Grove, just off Minet Road) to discuss both immediate and longer term plans.
    Open to all, please come if you can, we do need more people.
     
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  26. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    I love this place.

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    We plan to re-open for the free summer play scheme on Saturday 5th August.

    There will be jerk chicken and hopefully a bouncy castle, to celebrate.
     
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