Play Improvements in The Highams Park – What are Your Views? Please Complete the on-line survey!

by / Saturday, 10 January 2015 / Published in News

The Council has Announced Plans to Improve the Play Area in The Highams Park:

When we held our launch event a lot of people in the area said that they would like a better playpark in The Highams Park. We have some good news! The Council recently announced that it has budgeted money for improvements to the playpark in 2015 before the school summer holidays.

The existing playpark

The Council would like to hear your views on how the playpark should be and has asked some of the local community groups (The Highams Park Planning Group, The Highams Park Forum, The Highams Park Society and The Friends of The Highams Park) to survey their members to get their opinions; that being said, you don’t have to be a member to take part in this survey so please feel free have your say by clicking on the link to the questionnaire below.

We have prepared an online questionnaire which you can complete by clicking the link at the bottom of this page but before you complete the survey, here is a little information that it will be useful for you to read first.

Background information for the questionnaire:

The Leader of the Council has provided £1m for the improvement of play areas and open spaces in Waltham Forest.

£80,000 has been provided for improving the playpark in The Highams Park adjacent to Highams Park Lake (by which we mean the enclosed/fenced off children’s play area in The Highams Park). To give you an idea of what this amount of money can provide the budget for the improvements is about the same amount of money that was spent on the recent refurbishment of the playpark in Vincent Road.

The Council wants to ensure that as many people as possible from the local community have the opportunity to share their ideas about what the money should be spent on.

 The ways in which the money can be spent are:

1)Improving the existing playpark  e.g. replacing, renovating, removing the existing play equipment, fencing around the playpark, benches and bins in the playpark.

2)Replacing the “safer surfacing”,

3)Possibly introducing new play equipment at other locations in the park.

4)Relocating the playpark (to assist you in your views on this – please refer to the attached a map).

Please click on the following link to see the map: Highams Park – location of Play Area

Please note: this £80,000 is intended solely for children’s play equipment and not for other amenities or general works to The Highams Park (i.e. it does not include adult gym equipment, etc).

This is a great opportunity to express your views so please complete the on-line questionnaire by clicking on the link below and completing the survey before Sunday 25th of January.

Click Here to Answer the Questionnaire – Play Improvements in The Highams Park – What are Your Views?

The outcome of this informal survey will inform a formal consultation between the suppliers and the local community which will take place in February & March/April 2015.

The consultation process with suppliers will begin with a drop in session on Saturday 14th February between 10am-3pm at St. Annes Church Centre, Larkshall Road, E4 6NP: the drop in session will also cover planned play area improvements to Chingford Memorial Park and Pimp Hall Park. The drop in session will be advertised in Waltham Forest News

Thank you in advance for your participation,

Highams Park Planning Group

Highams Park Forum

Friends of The Highams Park

Highams Park Society