The long-awaited table tennis table arrived today and was installed on the new sports platform, thanks to the combined efforts of Brixton Ping-Pong, Jonathan Blake, the Friends of Brockwell Park and Lambeth Parks officers.
It sits very snugly in a corner of the platform. Lambeth have offered to alter the railings to permit wheelchair access to the platform and to make it easier to retrieve lost ping-pong balls.
Following a couple of years of drawbacks and problems, protracted discussions and radio silence from Lambeth Assets, the final touches have been made to the hard standing of the old Changing Room Block and the Park now has its newest sports facility, an outdoor sports platform.
Plans are afoot to site the long-promised ping-pong table very soon and there will be discussions about outdoor gym equipment. In the meantime, we are really pleased to see the platform being used by park runners as a gathering place.
As you pass by Norwood Lodge you might look round by the railings to see the crocuses and daffodils that we planted last November. Until now this whole railing area was unloved, piles of rubbish and unpainted. What a difference now! We have been working on making the Norwood Road entrance more welcoming as it once was rather magnificent. Take a closer look at the gates.
If you take pictures – please tweet @Brockwellparkcp
The Rosendale shelter has been vandalised again. Usually we hear from someone about who might be responsible – especially as the rosendale path is so well used – but no-one seems to know anything. It’s such a shame. If you know anything about this – do tell us. The local Safer Neighbourhood team has been informed and will try to keep an eye on it. Their advice is that if you see something happening you should dial 999.