Release Date: 12 June 2017
A play train, space net and basket swing and a wooden trim trail could be installed on Mortlake Green as part of the Council’s parks improvement programme.
Over the next month the Council is consulting with local residents on proposals to make improvements to the existing play area on Mortlake Green, to complement the existing facilities e.g. swings, multi-play unit, springers and the popular spinning dish. Residents are being asked for their opinion on installing a new play train, activity panels, space net and new games and activity markings on the surface of the playground e.g. hopscotch board and alphabet grid.
In the wider park, the Council are proposing to install a timber framed bird’s nest basket swing with grass matting, a wooden trail, including ten stepping stumps, monkey bars, balance beams, trapeze rings and stepping poles and a log seating area for outdoor education. The Council is also seeking feedback on the possibility of installing new outdoor fitness equipment sometime in the future.
As part of the Mortlake Green improvement project, the Council is also keen to hear from local residents who might wish to be involved in forming a ‘Friends of Mortlake Green’ group, to work with the Council on future improvements to the Green.
Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Pamela Fleming, said:
“These new activities and improvements will be a great way to encourage residents to exercise and socialise whilst enjoying the beautiful surrounds of Mortlake Green. With summer rapidly approaching the trim trail particularly would be a nice way of getting out the house for a few hours and putting in some exercise – and it would all be free. We want even more people to enjoy our open spaces and Friends Groups are a great way to get involved and tell us your ideas”
Have your say in the online consultation which closes on Friday 30 June.
If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159
Updated: 30 June 2017