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Budgets Slashed for Ruskin Park –

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The next public meeting of the Freinds Of Ruskin Park is on 13th November at St Saviours church hall, Finsen Road 7.30pm where the Chair gives an update of park matters and people can comment on and discuss park issues.

The main issue is Lambeth’s lack of care of the park due to park budgets being slashed and money for projects taken for other expenditure.

People need to complain to their Councillors or Lambeth Parks directly. Please write to the councillors below, the care and maintanance of Ruskin Park affects us all, currently the park needs funds to continue ongoing work on the bowls green, the tennis courts, playground, the stable block and general maintanace of the park itself.
The Friends ORP are aware from verbal conversations with Lambeth Parks staff that money that was there for park projects is either no longer there or has been reduced, e.g. the bowling green planting. They believe it has been used to cover budget shortfalls elsewhere, but where they do not know. Why Lambeth feel the need to do this or what state their overall finances are in the Friends don’t know either. The Friends know that there is a budget freeze on all but essential park maintenance, i.e. where there are health and safety issues. To find out more come to the Friends public meeting or see the next newsletter due mid to late November.

Councillor Rebecca Thackray (Green Party) 07946 219 394

rthackray@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillor Kirsty McHugh (Labour)

Deputy Cabinet Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods. 07932 792 435

kmchugh@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillor Jim Dickson (Labour)

Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources. 020 3149 6657

jdickson@lambeth.gov.uk

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The Loughborough Junction Forum is a grassroots organisation set up by local people to provide all members of the community with a way to improve the Loughborough Junction area. It is intended that it provides eyes, ears and a collective voice for the community. All participants are invited to provide accounts of what they see happening within the area and to share their concerns and ideas with the forum so that they can be collated and channelled to the relevant authorities.

One thought on “Budgets Slashed for Ruskin Park –

  1. I’d be happy to follow this up, but do you have any more concrete stats on how the budgets have been slashed? Or where I can find more detail?

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