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Friends of Ruskin Park – Volunteers needed and concert dates

Friends of Ruskin Park

Summer Music Concerts begin Saturday 27 June at the bandstand 3-4 pm

June 27th – Symphonic Wind Orchestra of North London
July 4th – The Classical Consort
July 11th – Norwood Wind Ensemble
July 18th – The London Saxophone Choir
July 25th – The Clarinet Consort
August 1st – Lambeth Wind Orchestra

Volunteers also need to put out deckchairs on each date from 2.30pm and put them away afterwards from 4pm.

Contact Us
For all summer fete, volunteers and donation queries email below or phone Caroline 020 7326 1042, Mary 020 7274 4756 or Doug 020 7733 5018.

Contact us at friendsofruskinpark@googlemail.com

Looking forward to seeing you at the fete!

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Ruskin Park Playground renovation for 2009

If you had wondered why the rather sad and dilapidated playground in Ruskin park was being dug up, then please read on.

Ruskin Park Playground regeneration 2009

Click to view larger version – courtesy of the “Friends of Ruskin Park”

Excerpt from the Lambeth web site::

Over £100,000 has been allocated to refurbish the playground at Ruskin Park. This will provide the park with better play equipment, remove items that are becoming old or unsafe, and install new bins and safety surfaces. However, the playground will have to close temporarily to enable this work to take place.

The playground will not be available from Thursday 19th February for 6 weeks, and should be reopened by 31st March 2009. We apologise for any inconvenience, but this will provide children with a much better playspace in time for the coming spring and summer.

In the meantime, play facilities are still available nearby at Brockwell Park, Milkwood Community Park, Loughborough Park and Myatt’s Fields Park; information on how to find these sites can be found by clicking on this link

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Friends of Ruskin Park Newsletter 08

Ruskin Park Newsletter Autumn Winter 2008

Ruskin Park Newsletter Autumn Winter 2008

Download the autumn-winter-08 newsletter

I’m delighted to upload the latest newsletter from the Friends of Ruskin Park.

In this issue::

Chair’s park update
Crisis looms for our park
The BIG Draw
Deloitte community day
Play area renovation
Ruskin’s trees – The Oak
How to become a friend

Download the autumn-winter-08 newsletter

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Budgets Slashed for Ruskin Park –

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


Councillor Kirsty McHugh (Labour)

Deputy Cabinet Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods. 07932 792 435


Councillor Jim Dickson (Labour)

Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources. 020 3149 6657