More lighting needed to make the park safer
04/02/11Lambeth parks have indicated that the water play site would be staffed for 22 weeks in the year with regular maintenance as part of their daily routine.
The Friends have stressed again the need for the sand to be specially attended is because of the risk of transportable diseases from dog or fox mess and general debris particularly the main drain.
During the public meeting the need for better lighting was of serious concern for many park users.
This the Friends have tried to address with brighter bulbs and additional lamp standards. Given this is PFI (Private Finance Initiative) money was not available at the time.
The Friends will continue to press for this but money everywhere is tight. We have asked the parks to make sure that any branches are clear of the lamp heads.
The question of security in the park has always been an issue.
With no resident park keeper we have to rely on the Safer Neighbourhood Team to beat the park, which they do, as Police Sergeant Lee-Ann Mills said at the public meeting.
The idea of Park Neighbourhood Watch Scheme has been suggested so any volunteers for that please let us know. More information will be announced shortly.
The park rangers who are under threat of extinction because of council cuts are there to help for now.
There are contact numbers on the entrance notice boards for police and park rangers.