Today, some of the Friends of Grange Park including Councillor Chris Wright met with key personnel in the Green Spaces division of the Council. The meeting was productive in that we were able to establish what it is the Council requires of a renovated play area, and the type of support they can give us along the way. The Council are not able to fund any renovation to the play area, though there might be a small pot of money available to us further down the line. We are hoping to build a good working relationship with the Council as a key stakeholder, as ultimately, the Council as landowner will decide whether or not we can go ahead with any renovation (assuming we get planning permission and funding!)
The Friends have separately established that a complete renovation of the play area could cost as much as £100,000. We meet at 7.30 p.m. on 23 July 2014 at the Old Coulsdon Centre for the Retired to develop a strategy for reaching our ultimate goal- the renovation of the play area. All are welcome.