Since 2015 DeptfordFolk have been campaigning for a high-quality inclusive playground in Folkestone Gardens and upgrades to Deptford Park playground.
Since 2017 we have also campaigned for play provision in Sayes Court Park. We have always been told there was not enough S106 funding for playgrounds.
We found out that, in order to access S106 funds, we would need to complete a ‘Project Initiation Document’ (PID). DeptfordFolk Chair and other local organisations formed a group called ‘Play Evelyn
’. We wrote a PID and provided evidence to support an ambitious bid for high quality playgrounds in Evelyn.
You can read the Play Evelyn PID HERE
. It's comprehensive.
The PID requested ambitious investment in the following playgrounds:
Folkestone Gardens £600k - £700k
Sayes Court Park £300k - £400k
Deptford Park £150k - £250k
Pepys Park Upper £80k - £180k
Pepys Park Lower £50k - £150k
Surrey Canal Linear Park/Pepys Central Area £50k - £150k
Incidental Play £100k - £200k
Total: £1,330,000 - £2,030,000
The £700k committed from Lewisham Council will go some way to realising this goal. There is also and opportunity to apply for NCIL funding via the council's program for community led bidding.