Monday 20 October 2014

Harlesden Connects Tuesday: Help kids & parents save Stonebridge Adventure Playground

Brent Council want to expand a school and build houses in Stonebridge and in the process demolish the much loved and valued Stonebridge Adventure Playground which has been there since the 1970s.

The playground is staffed by playworkers who have worked with generations of children in this disadvantaged part of Brent. They are a respected part of the community and contribute to its stability.

In the plans the Adventure Playground would be replaced by an unstaffed kickabout area next to the main road.

Brent Council is currently consulting on their plans. Get involved and help the children and parents save the playground and force the Council to come up with alternative plans.


21 October 7pm Brent Connects Harlesden at the Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre, Brentfield, Harrow Road NW10 0RG. The consultation will be on the agenda at Brent Connects Harlesden.

29 October 9.30-11.30am and 5 November 5.30-7.30pm at the Main Hall, The Hub, 6 Hillside, Stonebridge, NW10 8BN.

12 November 5.00-7.00pm at Stonebridge Primary School, Shakespeare Avenue, Stonebridge, NW10 8NG


Martin Francis said...

Anon has asked me to post this:

It's very sad to hear about the imminent closure of Stonebridge Adventure Playground - a playground that has served a large deprived community for over four decades. It is especially sad as our local authority prided itself by acknowledging that it was a fully accessible site for children with disabilities, including those hard to reach who often found it difficult accessing more open public facilities in parks ( especially those that don't have any toilet facilities). Ironically their vision statement is as follows


“We are committed to ensuring that all Brent's children have access to a variety of good quality play environments which offer challenge and stimulus".

For further reading, click on link below:-

Unknown said...

Good people of Brent, please register your opinion. I know people need houses, but they should not be built at the expense of the amenities and facilities that people who live in houses need! So, Brent Council please keep your mitts off the much loved, used and needed Stonebridge Adventure Playground!

Anonymous said...

In the light of the Rosemarie Clarke scandal, you would imagine that the leadership of Brent Council would be desperate at the moment for any opportunity to claw back a bit of credibility for their various 'visions'. They might also attempt to communicate with the people they serve by using actions rather than words. It's ok spouting your 'commitment ... to challenge and stimulus' but these are the 'correct' but dead words of the lazy bureaucratic mind. Try taking the right action for once; it's blindingly obvious what that would be in the case of this playground.

Mike Hine

Anonymous said...

Stonebridge isn't the only place that Brent are riding roughshod over people and ignoring their feedback. There's a smaller version going on in Dollis Hill, and the resdients are annoyed enough that they're going to take peaceful but effective action on it.

Alison Hopkins