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01-05-2013 11:54 AM

There have been a couple of set backs to the refurbishment of the Mayow Park pavilion - first a collapsed sewer, 3.7 down, and second, as much if not more extensive dry rot than feared in the worst case - so mid July is now more when completion is hoped for, rather than expected. In any case, LB Lewisham will be seeking expressions of interest in operating the café towards the end of May.

This morning I spoke to the site supervisor for Glendale about the collapsed sewer, who described it as a 'complete nightmare', and was not going to let me get any closer pictures than this, which I got by leaning over the fence into Grow Mayow



They at least can see where the sewer is broken - 3.7 meters below the surface, and according to the Glendale manager at last night's meeting of Friends of Mayow Park, there is water coming into the hole from they know not where. A portaloo is going to have to be installed for there to be any toilets in the park.

This is obviously disappointing, but it was actually a very positive meeting, especially thanks to a new member representing the interests of dog-walkers. In winter especially, they are the park's eyes and ears, and hopefully, they will soon no longer feel excluded.

We're also looking for someone to speak for 'families', so if you or anyone you know is a regular user of the park, with your kids, and want to say what should be done for them, then please get in touch.

For more about Mayow Park, visit the Friends of Mayow Park Blog, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @mayowpark1

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Mayow Park


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27-05-2013 09:14 PM

Let's give the good news first - Erika, of the Little Green Screen writes

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Grow Mayow is open as usual


and will be hosting GREEN ARTS AT GROW MAYOW, a two week celebration of environment inspired art, installations, film and workshops during the Sydenham Arts Festival Smile



more details (and press release) to follow!


Now the bad news

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Thames Water's contractor have surveyed the sewer in Mayow Road and have found a "blind" connection coming from the park direction. However without digging up the whole of the Grow Mayow garden we cannot be sure of its exact position. With this in mind I have asked Glendale to make an application to Thames Water for them to survey the site and quote for a new foul sewer connection from the existing drain to the road. As soon as we have this information I can seek additional funding to enable this work.

With regards to the building itself the damaged sewer has inevitably caused some delay. Works are continuing with the main roof, which will be repaired, and the roof over the new toilets which will be replaced. Unfortunately the dry rot was worse than we had hoped for. Once the plaster had been hacked off it was evident that door and window lintels in the left hand side of the building (as you look from the front) would need to be replaced and new windows and doors installed. These additional costs will have to covered. A new, upgraded, electrical supply will be installed at the end of next week, this will provide a separate metered supply to Grow Mayow; the pavilion and bowls buildings; and separate supply for the café space.

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Perryman


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21-10-2013 08:33 PM

Any updates on the pavilion, Mayow Park?

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Mayow Park


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21-10-2013 08:45 PM

Hoping to get an update from a Lewisham Greenscene officer at the next Friends of Mayow Park quarterly meeting tomorrow evening. Will pass on the information.

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