We are continuing to chase Enfield Council on the pergolas still being shut since last year and deteriorating state of the pavements. In addition to outstanding playground repairs.
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Councillor Fallart and myself visited the A10 Edmonton Skatepark.
After FIVE months of chasing Enfield Council on safety and maintenance issues, disappointed to still be chasing – but will not stop until ALL issues resolved.
Some of the issues include:
*Part of Skatepark tarmac covered with stones/gravel – following Council using as an access point.
*Floodlights not working.
*Trees and grass needing to be cut back.(ACTIONED)
As Bush Hill Park Councillors we will keep pursuing this matter until the Skatepark is safe and clean for the Skatepark users.
Some of the issues include: *Part of Skatepark tarmac covered with stones/gravel – following Council using as an access point. Which creates a safety issue. *Litter everywhere. *Floodlights not working. *Trees and grass needing to be cut back.
As a Bush Hill Park Councillor I will keep pursuing this matter until the Skatepark is safe and clean for the Skatepark users.
Working with the Friends Group and Council I am pleased to say that Council contractors have been out; first to secure by repairing the glass windows. In the last 24 hours the toilet doors and damage to the cubicles has been addressed.
Another contractor will be conducting a clean with a view to the toilets reopening tomorrow.
This follows the shelter suffering graffiti – that we managed to ensure was promptly repainted.
Many residents have contacted me about the condition and up keep of the area. This seems to have become worse since the cemetery works took place with general stones and debris scattered around the area.
It is clear that the skate park is very important to many young people and is long overdue some improvements in addition to the safety concerns raised.
Rest assured I will keep pressing this with the Council. So far it is disappointing that they took over a month to even reply to the issues raised.
The park has faced a number of challenges and I have been doing my bit to help. The includes ensuring play ground equipment is repaired and supporting new play provision.
In the last week the Council undertook maintenance works on the toilets and shelter area. Unfortunately this was graffitied over the weekend – I promptly repaired and it has been cleaned already.
On better news the Council has committed to repairing the pergola beams and paving slabs. This could start as soon as next month.
If you ever see any issues please let me know.
I have been in touch with the Council who have installed additional signage as a reminder. Covid Marshalls are also conducting regular visits as well.
Any breaches can be reported to the Council Parks Team: email@example.com 020 83791449
*Pavements edging and clearing weeds is ongoing.
*Regular checks and clearing of litter. I spotted some the other day which the Council resolved.
*New padlocks for security gating around the old changing rooms compound.
*Additional litter bins on the way.
The above is not a comprehensive list, but gives you an idea of some good news.