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Vote for local park to receive a 15k make-over!!!
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kemurf


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Joined: Sep 2010
Post: #1
31-03-2011 06:45 PM

CALLING ALL PARENTS!! Please vote for this local park to receive a 15k renovation in time for the summer!

http://readyforten.com/parents-for-playg...1/stages/3

Sydenham Wells Park is on the shortlist of 20 to receive a renovation bursary from Robinsons Fruit Shoot of 15,000. The five play areas across the UK with the most votes will each receive a 15,000 renovation in time for the summer holidays. Sydenham Wells Park is the only playground in SE London to be shortlisted and we have until April 20th to vote on the website.
OK, so Sydenham surprisingly isn't in Forest Hill (!) and you may think I'm cheeky in asking you FH'ers to vote, BUT, please please please support this local playpark.
If you haven't visited the park, it has a wet play area - fountains etc so it's brilliant in the summer. And it's a beautiful green park. But the rest of the play area needs a make over as it is outdated and there isn't much of it.
Please vote today at the weblink below to help us get closer to winning and spread the word amongst your friends. You can quickly register online or via Facebook.

Thank you!

http://readyforten.com/parents-for-playg...1/stages/3

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edd


Posts: 147
Joined: Mar 2008
Post: #2
31-03-2011 07:31 PM

I'll vote - as long as you're sure the 'makeover' won't include removing the zipwire from the big playground! Rofl

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kemurf


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Joined: Sep 2010
Post: #3
31-03-2011 07:54 PM

Ohh flip!! They better not!

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brian


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Joined: Apr 2005
Post: #4
01-04-2011 01:21 PM

Can I ask how much will be left to actually spend on the park after.

Health and Safety Assessment.
Printing the proposals in 200 odd languages.
Town Hall committee's.

I do try not to be cynical but life experience gives me little option.

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Brockley_Babe


Posts: 57
Joined: Jul 2009
Post: #5
01-04-2011 03:07 PM

"I'll vote - as long as you're sure the 'makeover' won't include removing the zipwire from the big playground! "

OOOOOH A ZIPWIRE - WHERE IS THIS PARK???? Smile

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kemurf


Posts: 17
Joined: Sep 2010
Post: #6
01-04-2011 05:37 PM

Hi
It's on Wells Park Road; probably 15 mins walk from FH station

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=534...pp=map.srf

Do visit it - it's lovely.

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kemurf


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Joined: Sep 2010
Post: #7
01-04-2011 05:38 PM

Brian
I don't know.
But some improvement is surely better than none?

Kate

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wendybradley


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Joined: Apr 2009
Post: #8
03-04-2011 10:49 AM

I voted. I understand this is about children but i have made a point about the elderly using parks for different reasons - sitting quietly for example, mentioning seating and even tables suitable for picnics and reading the paper. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to buy a good coffee?

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kemurf


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Joined: Sep 2010
Post: #9
03-04-2011 12:07 PM

Agree! There is a wonderful cafe in Manor House Gardens in Lee, although it is right next to the playpark, and having a coffee in th epark, watching the world go by is wonderful..!
Thanks for voting as well.

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Fish Face


Posts: 135
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #10
05-04-2011 01:03 PM

probably 30 minutes walk from F.Hill station Sad

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DanW


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Joined: May 2008
Post: #11
06-04-2011 12:36 PM

21 minutes on foot from the Dartmouth Rd side of the station according to Google directions (and I know it's about 5 minutes less than that with a brisk stroll):

Google Directions:
http://tinyurl.com/3sdhf8e

Worth the walk!

Dan

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roz


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #12
06-04-2011 06:45 PM

Its all uphill from FH station before a steep descent. You are brave if you walk, but probably also very fit! We sometimes walk to the Dulwich Woodhouse and collapse in the garden with a pint afterwards.....

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