On Sunday, 30th September 2012 Wandsworth Council closed the Battersea Park Adventure Playground, Kimber Rd and York Gardens and these valuable play facilities are now being pulled down.
We propose to set up a Public-Private Adventure Playground Partnership which is privately funded by the surrounding community and operates in collaboration with the Council. We are seeking financial pledges of up to £150,000 to strike a deal with the Council asap.
You can help SAVE the playgrounds and persuade Wandsworth Borough Council to secure that these facilities do not disappear.
Step 1: Pledge financial or other support by emailing
I am committed to the Big Society solution for Battersea Adventure Playground and I want to show my support. I pledge_____________ (for example, skills, donation towards running costs, etc).
Step 2: Contact any media people you know, write to your councillor and sign our petition.
Step 3: Download the flyer, print it out and put it in your window to show your support. Please also pass on copies to your friends and neighbours and your local school.
(You may need to ‘right click’ and choose ‘Save link as…’ to download the flyer)
The playgrounds are a vital part of our community. Without the adventure playgrounds here’s what will happen:
- Children will loose a safe place to play and hang out
- Children will be vulnerable to gangs, drugs, street merchants, sexual abuse and exploitation
- Children will loose after-school clubs, activity centres, sports clubs, childcare
- Children will have to stay home which will mean the loss of friends and supportive relationships
The following video explains some of the history of the campaign to save the adventure playground, including Wandsworth’s failed idea to charge children to play!