Saturday, 25 October 2014

Autumn 2014 in Springfield

Email from SPUG Committee: Hackney Council is undertaking an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for full refurbishment of Springfield Park (using the £900,000 that has been earmarked since 2006 for that purpose to leverage more money). The council has hired landscape architect Jon Sheaff to undertake Phase 1 of that application. Springfield Park User Group's (SPUG) representatives on the project board are Peter Cummings, Pam Wadsworth and Joan Yeadon. They will report back to SPUG on progress and gather opinion at three upcoming meetings. Please join them at SPark cafe at 2 pm on Sunday Nov 2nd and Sunday Nov 30th to find out more about the HLF and to contribute to the process. All welcome.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Outcome of the Millfields Improvements Works consultation published

Back in July, the Council launched a consultation on its proposals for improvement works to Millfields.

Following the closure of the consultation period, the Council has now published the results of the consultation which can be found at here.

It confirms that:
  • the most popular design for improving the play area in north millfields was Option 5 and that the designers of this option will be appointed;
  • the ideas put forward for how the paddling pool area could be improved - including more seating/communal areas and some water play element. The Council says it is working on designs for the paddling pool area, and incorporating the views given;
  • whether the railings around the ‘village green’ in Millfields south (near the old Lodge building and next to the basketball and tennis courts) should stay as it is? Leaving the railings in place was the most popular choice  - so it will remain in place around the grassed area. We did a posting last year about why the proposal to have the railings removed was flawed, so we're pleased to see they will remain!