Merton Council thanks residents for voting efforts

Merton Council wants to thank all the residents who voted for Ravensbury Park as part of the Mayor of London’s Help a London Park initiative.

The Mayor of London announced today the 10 parks which have been successful. Unfortunately Ravensbury Park didn’t gain enough votes to be successful this time.

Forty-seven parks across the capital competed for the improvement grants and Merton’s Ravensbury Park went head-to-head with nine other parks in the south west region.

Merton Council cabinet member for the environment Councillor David Simpson said: ‘I want to thank all our residents who voted for Ravensbury Park. It’s a pity that we haven’t been successful this time. We know that Ravensbury Park is a valuable asset to the borough and popular with residents as it provides a range of leisure activities for the whole family. We haven’t given up on the park and will be seeking advice from the Mayor’s office on other grants and funding which will enable us to pursue work on developing a plan of improvements hopefully to start later this year. We also hope the Mayor of London runs the competition again as Merton will be back in there, campaigning to win. This time we came fifth in our region so we’ll be calling for more people to vote if such a competition runs in future.’