Date: Sunday 27 July
Location: Container Cafe, Mountsfield Park
Friends of Mountsfield Park are meeting this Sunday to discuss
the way forward now the Council can no longer deliver the planned new Park Cafe.
” We are still very much in support of the Council’s original scheme, to provide the Mountsfield Park cafe building, improved play area and community garden this year.
Cafe: The Council Officers say that the current designs for the play area and community garden don’t leave enough money for the cafe, which is what people have said that they want most from the improvements.
PlayGround: The Council say that we need to keep the existing play equipment. We are concerned that the play equipment is close to the end of its life and can’t be replaced easily if we go ahead with the current design proposals. We have suggested design changes that would provide a more cost effective scheme for the play area and community garden and still leave enough money for the cafe building.”
We hope that the Council will consider our proposals and arrange for the agreed improvements to be completed this year.
Apologies for not organizing enough opportunities to meet and discuss these important issues before making decisions on behalf of FoMP.