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Friday 28 January 2005 3.09pm
Exhibition and consultation event to discuss the present and future use of Dickens' Square Park:

Saturday 29th January from 11am until 3pm
Dickens' Square, off Harper Road, London SE1

Dickens' Square Park provides a much needed green space for the community, and its 3 entrances form connecting routes and a social space for residents.

The Park and the Butterfly Walk form a natural habitat for a huge variety of wild life, plants and trees.

The Park is also home to REPA which delivers many services for local children.

Please come along and put forward your views on what the park means to you and what improvements you'd like to see. You'll be able to speak to the consultants and designers working on behalf of Southwark Council.

* You may also wish to comment on Southwark Council's proposal to build 92 residential units on part of Dickens Square and most of the Butterfly Walk *

If you're interested in forming a Friends of Dickens' Square group to look after this unique community space and wildlife habitat, please contact WBCF or come along to the event.

More info:
Katie Nicholls
West Bermondsey Community Forum
40 Tabard Street, London SE1 4JU
phone: 020 7403 9683 or email [email protected]
Monday 6 July 2015 12.38pm
This is a very old post but I wondered what local residents are doing re this green space, esp. in light of the intended injection of funds from Southwark Conuncil to improve it. Is a "Friends of Dickens Square" on the agenda again?

Monday 6 July 2015 4.26pm
I think it depends on the will and commitment of local people Karen.

Ideally this is the sort of thing that Neighbourhood Planning would excel at - likewise there are government schemes such as 'Community Cashback' that would allow a friends group to take over running a space like this.

There's also money from the Elephant regeneration for 'greening the area' - they certainly did a lot of tree planting.

Even if nobody goes in it apart from the rough sleepers and drunks, the park provides an important 'green lung' for the area, and is probably haven for useful wildlife. But it's a shame it's not a resource that people feel happy to go into.
Tuesday 7 July 2015 7.59am
I've said it before, they could improve that park immensely by simply putting a hard path across it.

For several months of the year it's at least halfway to being mud, which means people don't even enter the park to walk across it. More footfall would go a long way to improving the place, imho.

...if you press it, they will come.

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