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.