Public meeting 11am on 15th November 2015

BPCP logoDear Friends

The next open public meeting of Brockwell Park Community Partners is at 11am on Sunday 15th November 2015, upstairs at Brockwell Hall. Refreshments will be provided and the cafe will also be open.

The meeting will include an update on the co-operative parks management programme, and our stakeholder community groups will be reporting on plans for the Bowling Pavilion, Walled Garden and a new Education Centre for the Greenhouses. The Friends of Brockwell Park will also report on the impact of the cuts implemented by the Council on park staffing levels.

A full agenda will be circulated to our mailing list.

We look forward to seeing you on 15th November.

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Annual General Meeting – 11am, Sunday 19th April 2015

BPCP logoOur Annual General Meeting will take place at 11am, Sunday 19th April 2015 at Brockwell Hall, Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, London. SE24 9BJ.

The purpose of the meeting is for our voting members to elect representative members of the public and officers of the charity, any proposed constitutional amendments as well as receiving the charity’s annual report and examined accounts for 2013-14.

Any nominations for members of the public & charity officers or constitutional amendments should be sent to the BPCP Secretary prior to the meeting: brockwellparkcommunitypartners@gmail.com

Following the conclusion of the formal business there shall be a presentation of the feasibility study for the restoration of Brockwell Hall and a small celebration to mark the 20th anniversary of Brockwell Park Community Partners. See you there!

Brockwell Park Community Partners votes for changing room block demolition

Changing Room Block
Photo courtesy of Georgina Rodgers

A public meeting of the BPCP today agreed to demolish the redundant changing room block building to its concrete base; and to use the base as a flexible space for community led sports facilities, including modular units for sports/class/training rooms at an approximate cost of £0.5M – £0.6M.

This is on the condition that the redevelopment of the Park’s Bowling Pavilion will be kept ‘on the table’ and discussed again in the light of emerging needs.

The decision was passed by a clear majority of BPCP’s voting members present at the public meeting. There was 14 votes for the proposal, and 2 votes against, with no abstentions.

This course of action had been recommended to the BPCP last month by a working group of interested park stakeholders; and has the full support of LB Lambeth’s Communities Team. The group considered that a redevelopment of the changing room block did not represent value for money. The approximate cost of redeveloping the redundant building was £1M and this was before refurbishment costs, and operating costs, for which there was no identified budget. To rebuild the changing room block elsewhere in the park would have cost approximately £1.5M.

The separate Bowling Pavilion is shared by the Bowlers, St Matthew’s Project (football) and the Tennis Players and there is a proposal to re-provide changing and classroom facilities in the Pavilion with an approximate cost of £150,000. LB Lambeth is currently reviewing its existing sports needs analysis alongside the new sports strategy for the Borough.

For further information, please contact BPCP by email: brockwellparkcommunitypartners@gmail.com