This is a community website for the Friends (and others) of The Lambeth Walk Open Space. The Friends welcome new members whatever their financial or residence status, but local people who use, look at or enjoy our park regularly will get most out of our organisation. Anyone who would like to contribute to the Friends or this blog, please get in touch via the email link (at right, below). We are currently spending nearly £200,000 on the important basics like fence, hedge, play area and path works

Monday, May 17, 2004

FENCE LATEST: it looks as though the new fence section at the top end of Fitzalan Street will be installed by McNicholas (Lambeth's main fencing contractor) from Friday the 28th of May. With a modicum of luck it will all be in place, sorted out and cleaned up by the end of the following week as well.

Wish us luck!

ian nicolson

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Click this link for some rather better than we usually get news about our biggest neighbour, Lilian Baylis School, currently closing down and shifting a few hundred meters away for 2005 opening. I wonder what will appear in its place?
EducationGuardian.co.uk | News crumb | School Letwin 'would rather beg' to avoid gets glowing report


Click the link below for some recent news on the problems that can be caused for parks and park users by too rigorous Lottery funding regimes - but hopefully not for us or our principal funder!

SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Society Guardian | Park strife


Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Well, as usual, there's many a slip . . . we've had to reschedule again on the Roots meeting - apparently there's no contractor's rep available despite everybody else being ready to give up their Wednesday evening to sit down and sort it out.

Ah, well, Adam and Trees for London did get together this afternoon to discuss their proposal for planting and skilling-up, and he has another meeting with our art and schools outreach contractor (local contemporary art gallery owner Danielle Arnaud - that's her gallery at 123 Kennington Rd pictured right) scheduled for this week, plus we've got all the Countryside Agency's Doorstep Green honchos coming down to ours for a walk - and talk - around next Wednesday.

Meanwhile, our new dog mess bins seem to be proving popular (see right) with owners as well as park users, and there's a new variety of loopy person or persons on the loose who are nicking our old fence - the ugly posts and metal rail effect ones! We lost a 10 metre section near Lollard Street last week - literally overnight.

I wish they'd stopped and asked instead - we could have offered them the whole lot in 4 months' time when we refence, but until then we'd really like to keep the cars and trucks off the park as much as possible. . .

More laters . . .

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