Merton Council is set to ask residents and Wimbledon Park users for their views on three possible proposals for how the park could look in the future.
The consultation will run from 3 July until 14 August. There will be special events where experts from the council and its design team, led by LDA Design, will be on hand to answer questions and explain the proposals face-to-face. The consultation on the proposals is about involving the public in helping to shape the look of the park over the next 25 years.
The consultation events will all be at the bowls pavilion in Wimbledon Park, Revelstoke Road at the following times:
Sunday 3 July, 11am-3pm
Tuesday 26 July, 4.30pm-7.30pm
Sunday 14 August, 11am-3pm
The consultation and information about the proposals will be online at: www.wimbledonparkconsultation.com from 3 July.
To help develop the three proposals for residents to consider, the council has been working for a number of months with park users as well as landscape and structural architects to understand what should remain the same and what could change. Option one proposes the least number of changes, upgrading facilities within the existing layout. Option two focuses on Capability Brown’s lake, making it more visible and accessible from within the park. The third option proposes the greatest level of change, with upgraded sports facilities, an improved lake setting and wildlife habitat.
Merton Council’s cabinet member for community and culture Councillor Nick Draper said: “Wimbledon Park is a gem in Merton’s crown that we are very proud of and we are committed to protecting for future generations. It’s wonderful to see Capability Brown’s design still shining through, despite the changes that have happened in the area over the last 300 years. We are asking residents to tell us which of the proposals they prefer, what they like and what they think could be improved. This consultation is about ensuring our flagship park benefits people now and in the future, retaining the park’s heritage as well as making sure it meets the needs of modern-day park users.”
Note to editors
Anyone wishing to participate in the consultation will be able to submit their responses online at www.wimbledonparkconsultation.com from 3 July,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or send their responses to: Wimbledon Park Consultation, FREEPOST reference RTRB-LUUJ-AGBY, c/o PPS Group, Sky Light City Tower, 50 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5DE.
The consultation and information about the proposals will be available online at: www.wimbledonparkconsultation.com from 3 July.