|Repaired slide at Hammersmith Park|
A company called Valley Landscape Management put up fences around the damaged climbing mounds and repaired much of the torn material.
But, more than six months on, the job still isn't complete. So why won't our Council fix the playground at Hammersmith Park?
|A repaired mound|
"In terms of further improvements for the park, at present the Council does not have any funding but we are exploring a number of options and are hopeful that we will be able to deliver some improvements, including to the children’s playground, in the future."
However Stanhope, the company which is redeveloping TV Centre, say that they are in talks with LBH&F to put a significant amount of money into the Park, as part of their "section 106" contribution to the local community. So, according to Stanhope, there is money available.
Below is a damaged climbing mound which was being repaired in the spring of 2016.
In the photo below, you can see what it looks like now. Seriously overgrown, and a much bigger project to repair than if the work had been done quickly. What looked like being a relatively small job has now become a big one.
LBHF may say they have no money, but it is their duty to repair and maintain our parks. Saying they have no cash surely isn't good enough.
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