Discussion in 'Brixton' started by bimble, Dec 3, 2015.
What are the cafe opening times? I'm not sure I've ever seen it open
Hi , Is there any news on this? Would like to get involved. As a special needs teacher and playworker, I know what a massive impact play centres can have.
Hi Oli will pm you
And don;t forget to send me stuff if you want anything publicised on Buzz!
editor it is a really complicated story, in short the councils plans to ‘regenerate’ the playground and Marcus Lipton youth center next door to provide new housing are very much ongoing.
Buzzed: Volunteers needed for Fix & Play Day at Grove Adventure Playground, south London, Sat 14th Apr
The Council is now proposing a three year Meanwhile lease for LJAG to manage the playground.
^ not exactly like the council just freely decided to propose this but yep.
From the officers report:
Don't we all just love the Cooperative Council? Council officers are such caring humanitarians.
We in LJ should be grateful that are hard working officers in Lambeth council have granted us the generous two years before it's "regenerated" as part of Council policy in making diverse and sustainable neighborhoods.
Thank you so much Lambeth council.
The officers list the "risks" in allowing reopening of the APG.
Ie local people might not want the APG to be lost. What a frightening scenario for the council officers. On a prime piece of land just waiting to be redeveloped.
I was at the last Grove APG diy day. We got a lot of work done. The Council report Tricky Skills posted makes no mention of the unpaid hours of work volunteers have put in to get the APG in working condition. That doesnt count in Cooperative Lambeth.
A few photos. One volunteer made these T shirts on the day.
Im impressed Tricky how do you dig these reports up?
We still have lots more Work to Do Before
Our Playgrounds Summer Opening
Please come and Join us on Sunday 13th of May
The Grove Adventure , Gordon Grove, SE5
From 11am. Lunch will be Provided
For Info Contact: email@example.com
Loughborough Junction Action Group now have a 2 year lease for Grove Adventure Playground.
We have already been working on the building and the playground at regular Fix and Play Days.
We now have the keys for the building and there is lots of work to be done.
Volunteers are now needed to help clear, clean and prepare for Opening for this Summer!
Some of us will be doing much needed work at the Playground over the next few weeks.
If you can come and lend a hand, I can keep you informed by Whatsapp or email.
Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
We will also be holding a couple of DIY days soon which you will be informed about.
More help needed! Volunteers needed at the Grove Adventure Playground, SE5
Thanks for putting this on Buzz.
Really exciting that the building has finally been handed over, loads to do but getting those shutters up for the first time in years is
Yes it was three years originally. You weren't wrong.
Council officers changed there minds. Its now two years.
Im not happy with this.
It's taken far to long to get the building. By the time the project gets off the ground two years is short time. This is intentional on officers part.
Officers in Regeneration are hiring consultants to work up redevelopment plans for the whole site. The APG and the Youth centre. Budget for that is £50 000 I've heard.
They haven't asked locals about this.
Volunteer at the Grove
As you can see we need lots of Help to get Grove Adventure Playground open for the Summer Holiday 2018
We are holding Volunteer evenings, every Thursday at 6.30 at the Grove.
We also have one of our regular Fix and Play Days on Saturday 30th June. 10 - 4 Lunch is provided.
Contact us at email@example.com
Grove is at 18 Gordon Grove, Brixton, London SE5 9DT
THIS SAT 30th June 10-4 Big Summer Fix and Play Day at the Grove
All welcome to come along. To help or to have a look.
Build Up | GROVE BUILD
This summer Grove Adventure Playground will be re-opening near you!
To kick start the opening of this great community space we will be designing and building a new outdoor kitchen.
If you’re aged 12-14 then join us on this project to develop new design skills as well as learning how to use hand and power tools. The whole project will be designed at built by you!
In the first week of summer holidays, 23rd-27th July, we will be designing and building the initial shelter structure that will form the new kitchen space, as well as constructing a new fire pit, for outdoor cooking. We will be working from 11am – 4pm.
We will close the week with an opening party on Friday 27th July and BBQ cooked on the new fire! All welcome!
( You can sign up online or contact:
Call Out for Volunteers across Brixton, help us get Grove Adventure Playground open this Summer
We have a deadline to meet if the playground is to open on time, but there is a lot that still needs to be done.
We urgently need some painting, cleaning and other works done all around the site, (anyone can help).
We also need some specialist help in areas of Plumbing, Carpentry and Electrics.
From this Monday, the playground will open every day* for volunteers to help from 10.00 - 12.00 and 17.00-19.00.
* (If the playground is closed or you want to come at some other time, I am just 2 minutes from site)
Please come and help if you can and pass this to anyone who may be interested.
Contact me at any time, Nick 07914-258491, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to go on our mailing list or help us by donating please contact Leah, email@example.com
Working on the APG building this weekend. A lot has been done by the volunteers.
The APG will open for Summer.
It will be open for 6 to 14 year olds from 23rd July to 31st August.
Hours are Monday to Friday 10.30 to 5.30. bring lunch.
( Hoping to get some food in the new fridge)
Please pass this on.
There will be trained youth worker on site at all times.
More info email
Well done Gramsci and bimble
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