Please respond to Islington’s Cricket club pavilion plan for our park
Islington Council has published what it calls the Wray Crescent Park Building Project Community Leaflet, in which it discusses its plans for a new cricket centre in our park, which includes a section it is calling a ‘Community Room’.
There will be a couple of information sessions where you can give your feedback on this project on June 10 and June 15. You can find out more on those here. The council invites responses and comments about the project, but says these must be received by Friday July 16.
The proposal talks about community mental health and health generally, but its prime focus does seem to be about cricket, though community events are promised.
We think these plans should be known about and discussed by our entire community, so we would urge everyone to take a look at them and let the council know what they think.
We are concerned the community-focused elements in this proposal seem a little weak. It offers no externally accessed storage for the Friends group or footballers, for example and the toilets are inaccessible unless the building is open. We think that’s a wasted opportunity to deliver advantage to all stakeholders.
We know how valuable the green space has been to the entire community around Tollington across the last year, and think this opportunity should deliver more for the many park users, not for just to a few of them.
Please examine the plans, scrutinise them and make representations to the council.
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