Thank you to everyone who has given their input and support so far to the discussion regarding Moor Mead Park and the Pavilion. Since the initial meetings in Winchester Hall, with support from the Council, we have achieved the following:
- New playground
- New bulb planting
- Extra benches
- Repainted the pavilion inside and outside in preparation for refurbishment works
- Had a trial with the Fitpoint – outdoor gym
With regards to the pavilion we have secured a grant from St Margaret’s Fair Committee and also additional funding from the Council which means that we can go ahead with refurbishing the building and making it fit for use this will include toilets, accessible kitchen and seating area. Work will begin after the Fair and should be ready in time for a summer opening.
A small group of local residents has met to begin discussing how the pavilion could be used. As a trial, Zoran – of Zoran’s Café in Crown Road, will be operating a small scale refreshment kiosk when the works are completed. We would like to hear from more local people their ideas with the purpose of setting up a Friends Group to take forward the initiative.
Please contact Claire Wilson – email@example.com or 020 8744 0700 for more details.
We would also like to know what you thought of the Fitpoint.
I thought that the general consensus at the Winchester Hall was against yet another coffee shop, particularly on Moormead where parking is already very difficult. If we must have one imposed ( no doubt so that a rent can be charged to the licensee) it makes a CPZ even more necessary. Try to picture the school-run 4×4s and MPVs attempting to park in the last remaining space.Stephen Alexander on 2007-06-16 08:54:34 +0000
I would be in favour of a coffee shop. One of the things that makes Marble Hill so vibrant is the cafe by the playground.
It would be great to see more people using the park, and a cafe would be a great draw, especially if it were run by a local "name" such as Zoran.
And for those of us gasping for a coffee at Saturday morning football, a complete must
Hopefully anyone using the cafe would have walked there in the first place...Nigel on 2007-06-20 10:54:54 +0000
Now the fair is over and the long summer holiday is upon us I hope the pavilion work is carried out quickly. If Zoran is to stand a fair chance of testing the viability of the enterprise, the next six weeks will be crucial. Light refreshments and toilet facilities will make the playground and the park as a whole even more attractive to local families, dog walkers, etc. It's great to see such a valuable community resource as Moormead Park well-used, as it was last Saturday for the fair, and anything that encourages more people to come and enjoy it can surely only be a good thing.Nicola Gouldstone on 2007-07-20 11:27:48 +0000