Building on the success of a number of events when we have brought life and local people back into our much underused public park, Pullens Gardens, a group of six residents and children made a presentation to the local Council officers and residents about how we imagine the park could be. In June 2014, the project was awarded approximately £400K for these changes and a Council team was appointed.
For an update of these events, link to Pullens Tenants & Residents website
This is what we showed them:
Pullens After School Fun Gardening Club – 18th May 2013
The club has been awarded funding from Southwark Council. We plan to run series of workshops in the Pullens park and play space, to organise trips to other local parks amd to make and care for new raised beds in the childrens’ playground.
The main aim of the Club is to in courage children and families, the local community and business to use Pullens Open Space more by making it cleaner greener and safer. In the longer term this is the start of a community/led initiative to prove that with some investment the Pullens Park space can play a more central role in the social life of both new and old resideNTs who live in and around the Pullens.
On Saturday 18th may community volunteering started 10am and finished 5pm
9 adults, 5 children and 1 robin came from the Pullens and beyond.
We cleaned the children’s playground and the main park filling about 20 big bin bags!
Adults found bags of men’s clothing, spoons, syringes, alcohol bottles and all kinds of litter while the children weeded the children’s playground, planted sunflowers seeds and a courgette plant, had a picnic and played in the sunshine !
Thanks to Mali to organising the event, Gabriele who played the guitar and to the Pullens TRA for providing the picnic !