Families in Earlsfield have less than a week left to choose their favourite design for new-look Garratt Park playground

Published: Monday, August 12, 2019

Children and families living in Earlsfield have just under a week left to voice their support for one of three choices to upgrade playground equipment at a popular local neighbourhood green space.

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One of the three choices

Residents are being asked to look at three options for improvements to the play facilities at Garratt Park and say which one they prefer.

Each of the three choices are a big improvement on the current playground and designed to provide exciting and challenging play equipment for children aged between two and 14.

The designs were drawn up following an earlier round of local public consultation and include large climbing towers, scramble nets, rope bridges, pendulum swings, rolling logs and a giant disc roundabout.

The council’s parks and environment spokesman Cllr Steffi Sutters said: “I really hope local children and their mums and dads take a look at these designs and tell us which one they prefer. They have just under a week left to vote for their favourite.

“It will not be an easy choice for them though as all the designs look good and offer really exciting and challenging play equipment for children to enjoy.

“Whatever the final outcome of the consultation is I’m quite sure that parents and children in the area will be delighted when the new equipment is unveiled in this popular green oasis in the heart of Earlsfield.”

The consultation continues until August 18. To view the designs and take part in the consultation online please visit https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthecs/garratt-park-19/.

People who would prefer a paper copy can email consult@wandsworth.gov.uk or call (020) 3959 0060.

Funding for these improvements will come from the Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF), which comprises money the council has levied on developers to help pay for community and neighbourhood infrastructure improvements across the borough.

Over the past three years more than £7.2m in WLF money has been spent on local initiatives including schemes to support safer communities, employment opportunities for young people, better pavements and improved parks and playgrounds.

For more information about the fund visit http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/WLF.

Families may prefer this design