Phase 1 of the Furzedown Recreation Ground Improvements Consultation was held from 15 June 2018 to 27 July 2018.
£111,000 from Wandsworth Council’s Wandworth Local Fund is being used to fund the current refurbishment of the Furzedown Rec pavilion. Following on from the work done by the Friends of Furzedown Rec over the last two years, the consultation was held to find out what activities local people would like to see going on in the pavilion once it had been refurbished.
The aim of the funding is to make the pavilion fit for community use and this has been supported by the local community and in particular, the Friends of Furzedown Rec. We envisage the refurbished pavilion will become a key community hub, which will be available for community groups to rent out.
Through this consultation, the public’s views were also sought on the wider Furzedown Recreation Ground, to help us consider how we might improve the park in the future. The results of this consultation have been helping us gain an understanding of what the priorities are for the recreation ground, which includes the slide and the mound, to help us with our funding bids.
The central aims of the consultation were to:
- Find out what types of activities people would like to see going on in the pavilion
- Gain a more detailed understanding of how people use the park, what they like about the park and what improvements they think could be made
- Hear people’s feedback on potential options for a new slide in the playground. We would then seek funding for the most popular approach, subject to a thorough assessment of the practicalities and sustainability of the option
For a summary of the main findings of the consultation and some of the plans that have been drawn up in response to the results of this consultation, please click below:
Furzedown Recreation Ground Park Improvements Consultation Feedback Poster
Furzedown Recreation Ground Pavilion Refurbishments Updates
Works to refurbish the pavilion are due to be completed by the end of June.
Once works are completed, the pavilion will be available to rent out on an ad hoc basis to begin with. For more information about booking the pavilion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by call 0203 959 0028.