Save Gordon Grove Adventure Playground

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

  1. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    What are the cafe opening times? I'm not sure I've ever seen it open
     
  2. Oli Perrins

    Oli Perrins New Member

    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.
     
  3. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Hi Oli will pm you :)
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And don;t forget to send me stuff if you want anything publicised on Buzz!
     
  5. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    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.
     
    Gramsci likes this.
  6. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  9. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    Gramsci likes this.
  10. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    ^ not exactly like the council just freely decided to propose this but yep. :thumbs:
     
    Gramsci and Tricky Skills like this.
  11. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    From the officers report:

    Don't we all just love the Cooperative Council? :rolleyes: Council officers are such caring humanitarians.:facepalm:
     
    Tricky Skills likes this.
  12. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member


    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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2018
  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  14. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    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.

    20180414_160001.jpg 20180414_155953.jpg
     
    bimble likes this.
  15. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Im impressed Tricky how do you dig these reports up?
     
    bimble likes this.
  16. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    PM sent ;)
     
  17. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    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: grovevolunteers@gmail.com
     
  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    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 grovevolunteers@gmail.com with your contact details.

    We will also be holding a couple of DIY days soon which you will be informed about.
     
    bimble and sparkybird like this.
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  20. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    editor likes this.
  21. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    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 :) :)
     
    snowy_again and Gramsci like this.
  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  23. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    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 grovevolunteers@gmail.com
    Grove is at 18 Gordon Grove, Brixton, London SE5 9DT
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice