More improvements coming – this time in the playground

Since Thames Water first told us about the major works on Tiverton Green we have been talking to them about the possibility of making a ‘legacy’ contribution to the community. We asked for improvements to the kids playground area (not the old tennis court area, which is being separately improved, but the original playground with swings and zipwire).

We’re delighted to say that today we had confirmation of a £14,800 payment, which Brent Parks will now use to install new play equipment and picnic benches, but also to paint the rather battered and tired railings around the playground. Some work has already begun, and the rest will be weather dependent but expect to see more changes soon.

This money is in addition to the utility’s obligation to restore the grass, trees and paths to their former selves, when the site is vacated in or before late March 2015.

Many thanks for Thames Water, Optimise and Brent Council’s Parks and Leisure Service.

Work to start again in New Year

After a seemingly endless series of stops and starts, we have been assured by Brent that work on the MUGA and climbing wall will finally start on January 5th 2015. Here is the Sports & Parks service statement:

Brent Council Sports and Parks Service have appointed ETC Sports Surfaces Ltd to carry out improvement works to the dilapidated hard standing area to the south of Tiverton Green Open Space. The improvement works include the creation of a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), a traverse climbing wall as well as continuation of walking/jogging routes around the area. These works will complete the improvement works that Brent Council and the Friends of Tiverton Green worked together to implement for this part of the open space.

 The works are scheduled to start in January and will be complete in March. These facilities will be available for the community to use free of charge and will compliment the existing outdoor gym and cycle track already available.