The project is being supported by Southwark Council’s Cleaner Greener Safer Fund and the Mayor’s Pocket Park Programme
This project is almost complete. Some log seating will be installed soon along with a new bench. At our celebration event we made a new sign for the park as well as a sports coaching session and holly planting.
Celebration – Saturday 11 April 2015 2.00 to 4.30pm
Join us to plant -up the holly bushes and plant wild flower seeds, craft activity to create a name sign, plus chalking and sports.
Come and help plant holly bushes and wild flower seeds
CANCELLED – Unfortunately the fence behind the shops has not gone in so we are not able to plant the holly bushes. A new date wll be arranged in April.
Summary – Following two events in the park the preferences put forward through the consultation found:
– No clear consensus on closing the alley beside the shops/canal bridge
– Support for the other proposals for planting, seats and the rear of the shops
Preferences on the different proposals are listed below
1. Ornamental/unusual shape bench
2. Picnic bench
3. Individual seats
1. Climbing and balancing both preferred
2. Stepping stone and wigwam less popular
Back of the shops:
2. Corrugated panels
1. flowering tree or apple tree
3. silver birches
New planting beside the path: 4:1 agree to taking down the bushes and both the meadow and grasses planting equally popular.
Alleyway beside the shops/canal: 50% of people use the alleyway but no support for the alleyway to be shut.
- Empty the bins more often
- New seating to be rustic style
- Extra lighting beside the shops (where the bushes currently are)
- Playground/pitch lights don’t work (?)
- Gym equipment suggested
- Upgrade the playground/Astroturf
- Don’t expand play equipment/noisy/improve what is there
- More bins
- Sports coaching/activity to take place on the pitch
Community bulb planting Sunday 19 October 2014 11am to 1pm
Friends of Burgess Park have successfully raised £23,000 to improve the planting and seating in Jowett Street Park. The funding is from Southwark Council cleaner greener safer fund £13,000 and the Mayor of London Pocket Parks £10,000.
We are launching the project on Saturday 4 October with fun and games including making a new name sign for the park, more art and craft activity with willow weaving plus some traditional children’s games and races.
Come along between 1pm-5pm and let us know your ideas for Jowett Street park. It is already a tranquil green space with a well-used playground but there are some areas which need some tlc.
- The back of the shops forms a key section of the park but is a messy mix of different walls and fences
- The alley way up to the bridge is obstructed by bins
- The park beside the pavement on Commercial Way is uninteresting
- The entrance way next to the shops is narrow and uninviting
We have linked up with Fun Palaces for this event.