Latchmere Recreation Ground revamped as Conservatives deliver park improvements
Latchmere Recreation Ground in Tudor Ward, North Kingston, has recently reopened after successful works were undertaken to revamp the playground as part of the Parks and Pavements Project.
The Parks and Pavements Project was introduced by the Conservative led council to improve the Borough's parks and open spaces. Our parks are loved and well used by a residents and their families, but saw years of neglect under the last Lib Dem administration turning families away from parks which should have been places of joy and happiness. But now with an investment of £2million the project is starting to deliver results by dramatically improving parks and pavements across the Borough, despite the Lib Dems attempts to block the project from going ahead.
Latchmere Recreation Ground has for a long time been a popular park and play area for many families, and now that the improvement works have finished, the space includes:
- A greater number of swings
- A new climbing frame
- Improved surfacing across the play area
- A sandpit which includes play cranes and a play house
Improving the Borough's parks and pavements is an important step forward in encouraging children and families to experience the great outdoors and all that it has to offer. The £2m works will include new playground equipment, additional bins and the installation of benches in 14 parks across the borough. Ten stretches of pavement will also be resurfaced with new paving and trees planted on highways.
Cllr Phil Doyle, Portfolio Holder for Residents Services, said:
I am delighted that the works to Latchmere Recreation Ground have been completed and that the park is once more open to families. The new climbing frame and sandpit look fantastic and I'm delighted to see that this revitalised outdoor space is already being used. This is just the start of the works which this Conservative Council is undertaking as part of the Parks and Pavements project as we continue to make Kingston a Better, Brighter Borough.
For many years residents told us that their parks needed improving and that is what we've done. As an administration we're starting to reverse the Lib Dem years of neglect and once more make our parks places of joy and happiness for all who use them.
To keep up to date with the rest of the developments to other parks and pavements and to learn more, head to the Council's website at: https://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200389/parks_and_pavements_project