Discussion in 'Brixton' started by bimble, Dec 3, 2015.
Grove Adventure Playground in Brixton hosts Family Fun Day on Saturday 5th Aug
This is very helpful. Contains all the info. Chatting to my neighbours and able to direct them to this article. People know Brixton Buzz.
Fun day at the Grove Adenture Playground Saturday 5 August from 10am to 4pm
Looking quite festive ..
A playground for people who have lost all their teeth, except one.
Are you saying it looks dangerous or suitable only for the ancient ?
A denture playground, apparently.
Bouncy Castle up.
The very best of luck for today. That's a great thing you've all done.
Today went well. Parents and kids made these.
It was a really beautiful day yesterday, fun was had by all (even during the bit when it poured down and we all had to huddle up under the shelter).
Would love to post some pictures but they're full of children so I don't think it's really ok to post them on social media as they're not mine.
Cllr Jane Pickard (cabinet minister for Families & Young People) came along and this morning she sent me a really quite encouraging email, which she cc'd all our 3 local councillors on. Whilst not of course a guarantee of anything that is good.
This lot has got to be alright to put here i think, just gives an idea of the niceness of the day.. in retrospect we were really lucky with the weather..
really big news: The People's Health Trust have just said yes to a really big grant - almost 50k !! to fund fully supervised play at the playground, it's probably enough to do Saturdays and holidays for two years.
We don't have a clue yet how the council will respond to this good news, (regeneration team is having a cabinet meeting on 12th September to discuss their plans for the future of the site)
Fabulous news Bimble..
Top work bimble
Changes everything, will have to be OFSTED registered & will bring loads of new challenges re the council but yep it's great !
(wasn't me who filled in the application for that grant)
well done! I know how hard fundraising can be!
Apart from the practical importance of the money it's really great that a nationwide charity said yes to such a significant grant because it shows that the project (this playground in this place, which the council was 'unable' to put one penny towards) is an important thing. It will definitely make it much harder to 'regenerate' the whole site into a block of flats.
Fancy expanding on this for a Buzz piece?
Anthea of LJAG put in the application to the People's Health Trust. She has done a lot to help save the APG.
bimble more green spaces funding available:
Greener City Fund
thanks snowy_again looks like a potentially good match
There's also a sport england programme today which might work: Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage
Great news, well done to everyone who's been involved. It might be worth speaking to staff at Lollard Street Adventure Playground, cos it too was marked for closure by Lambeth.
Staff +Trustees – Lollard Street Adventure Playground
Very short notice but if anyone is free tomorrow - Tuesday - evening please come to The Platform - (the little building in the corner of the park next to the orange bridge).
There'll be a meeting where the next steps and long term plans for the playground are discussed.
Things have been taking much longer than hoped and part of this is because there are not enough people pulling together to keep the momentum going.
It is important that as many people as possible get involved and get heard - please come if you can.
Meeting tomorrow. I only just got this. Info on what's been happening recently is on this MailChimp.
Save Grove Adventure Playground meeting Tuesday21 November at 6.30pm
From the newsletter:
Save the Grove Adventure Playground monthly meeting
Tuesday 21 November at 6.30pm
at the Platform, Loughborough Road
Please come and join us on Tuesday 21 November at 6.30pm to help plan the future of the Grove Adventure Playground. We have funding from the People's Health Trust and we are now negotiating with Lambeth council to get the play building back, but there is still a lot to do before we reopen the playground and we need as many people as possible to get involved. The Platform is the little building on Loughborough Road in Wyck Gardens on the corner of Ridgway Road.
Please click here for the agenda and a note from Tom Dobson on his negotiations with Lambeth council on the building and a draft business case.
The minutes of the last meeting to follow.
If someone can knock out a short article with a bit more info, I can lob it up on Buzz asap.
Separate names with a comma.