Commercial run operator provokes more public anger

Run ThroughBrockwell Park users once again reacted angrily to the conduct of Run Through, a commercial 10km race provider, on Sunday 10th January 2016.

Park user groups have received allegations that the event resulted in:

  • unnecessarily loud music played at 9am on a Sunday, disturbing local residents.
  • inadequate and ineffective marshalling of the event. Park users not participating in the event were forced to walk on the grass in the mud by runners who would not give way.
  • abuse of Brockwell Lido staff by Run Through participants when they were told that they could not use Lido facilities, including toilets and first aid.
  • blocking of the Lido entrance, car park and Dulwich Road by Run Through participants.
  • failure by Run Through to declare on its website that proceeds from the event are being donated to charity – despite Lambeth Events Team recording this as a ‘charity event’.

Run Through’s operation has previously proved controversial with park users, as this article from January 2014 shows.

Brockwell Park’s management team, comprising of park stakeholder groups and Lambeth staff, will seek to resolve these issues with Lambeth Events Team next week and to avoid a repeat – as Events has scheduled Run Through to return to the Park in August 2016.

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Norwood Lodge shelters vandalised

IMG_2168 We are sorry to report further vandalism to shelters at Norwood Lodge. There has been substantial damage to the glass panes. IMG_2171

If you witnessed this or any other vandalism do not approach the perpetrators direct but report to the Police on 101 (non emergencies) or 999 (emergencies) and email Brockwell Park Watch: brockwellparkwatch@gmail.com with a note of the date and the time and a description of those involved.

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Thank you.

 

Missing trolley

LS6412D_lOne of the trolleys used to service community events in the Park went missing on 18th October 2015.

It had been loaned to the ‘Community Payback’ Programme that operates in the Park, which did not ensure its safe return to storage. Consequently the trolley was only reported missing on 27th October.

If you have seen the trolley in or around the Park, or have any information on its whereabouts, please contact us by email at:

brockwellparkcommunitypartners@gmail.com

Thank you.

This isn’t a wind up unfortunately

Clocktower 3The Park Manager has advised us that because a water tower has been placed next to the door of the Clock Tower, its mechanism can not be wound until next Monday.

So that means that the Clock Tower, despite having been restored to working order only one year ago following years of comedic inaccuracy, will yet again display the incorrect time – just as Brockwell Park pays host to around a quarter of a million visitors at the Lambeth Country Show this weekend.

Only in Lambeth…