The Association has had a reply to our letter to Cllr Nick Paget-Brown, Leader of the Council, on the above (see the November post below for the background). His response can be seen here RBKC LETTER TO SHRA JAN 6 2017. Our further letter to him can be seen here SHRA to RBKC on Memorial Park Jan 2017 final.
The Leader if the Council has confirmed that there is no ‘developed plan’ for an all-weather floodlit pitch in Memorial Park, and that it remains an option. This leaves residents in Argyll Place, Pangbourne Avenue, and Oakworth Road experiencing further months of uncertainty – with a big impact on any of these trying to sell their home.
The ‘second phase’ of a much criticised consultation exercise on ‘improvements’ to the park is now concluded. We are told the results will be published at the end of January.
The outcome of the first stage was a clear majority opposed to a floodlit and fenced all-weather pitch, taking away a large part of the park from other users. The Association supports the refurbishment of drainage to the existing grass pitch, for which funds are already set aside (as part of the ‘community benefits derived from the development of Argyll Place).
We hope that this will be an occasion when the Council listens to the views of those who live near and use Memorial Park. There are several all-weather pitches at Westway, and a further one due to be provided as part of the new North Kensington Library development.