Could we have some rain please …..

The Verti -draining has been done to de compress the ground. The chain harrow has been done to lift the grass and encourage it to spring back. On Tuesday we began to lay the new turf in the first stage (pre Lambeth Country Show). Now what’s needed is a good rain shower over the next couple of days just to get that grass growing.  BBC Weather isn’t forecasting any.  So Talbots are on the job and have their water bowser on the park watering the new turf areas and then onto the dry brown patches of grass.  However, if anyone has a good rain dance then do pop down to Brockwell – our new turf would be grateful. Talbots also had a delivery of 20 tons of top soil today and they will begin to start working on areas where there were deep ruts and areas of uneven surfaces. Working is progressing well and we’ll continue to update you. Below are some pictures of the new turf going in.  It will be rolled and evened out and then the joins will knit together and the edges will be tided up....

Brockwell Park – paths are open and the fence is coming down

Field Day and Mighty Hoopla Festival took place last weekend.  This weekend the organisers are taking up the final parts of track way, removing the plant machinery and the fence line.  However during this final stages of festival de-rig all the paths are all open and the fields are accessible.  There will be vehicle movement and there will be work being done which might cause some localized noise but we are confident the park will be a welcoming and open space to enjoy. Reinstatement work will also begin on the park.  Stage 1 will take place over Saturday and Sunday.  External landscaping company Talbots have been contracted by the festival organsers to undertake work to address the compaction of the ground, level out areas of rutting and relift and strengthen the grass.  This might impact on some areas for short periods of time.  Vertidrain – this process is used to de-compact the ground through aeration Chain Harrow – this levels out ground undulations and lifts the grass (which strengthen the roots) Overseeding – this is where additional grass seeds are put on existing lawn to encourage denser growth and mitigate against the wear on much trodden areas There are plans in place around the full reinstatement of the festival footprint and on Monday we’ll agreed the approach that needs to be taken for stage 2 based on how the ground has responded to stage 1 work detailed above. There are other areas of damage that are being addressed and you will see them fenced off and we have signs up.  We’ll come back and give you more details on the work that will be done...

Winterville Reinstatement Update

We want to provide a further update to local park users and residents about the reinstatement works following Winterville. On the 22nd February Lambeth Events, Lambeth Landscapes and Winterville organisers met onsite to review progress. Due to ongoing wet weather the 22nd February was the  first day Lambeth Landscape were able to use machinery.  Prior to this day they had been working as best they could without using the tractor or vehicles.  Slitting is now being carried out to spread and level out the top dressing as well as aerate the ground. This process pulls out any debris on the ground which is then removed by hand.   The Landscapes Team also begun to chain harrowing to further level out the area including the entrance. There are three separate areas that remain too wet and ground too soft for machinery to work on.  There is a clear improvement on the middle section and the left side (from vehicle entrance) where the ground is level and a lot of grass is coming back. Furthermore the entrance from Long Road to the site has now been jet washed.  The fence line was brought in last week in two sections. The plan is to bring the fence line in much further, by the end of next week, whilst keeping the three areas that require further work fenced off. This is subject to weather conditions which impact on ability to carry out work. The rate of which the grass will re-grow is dependent on the weather. It is anticipated that most of the site will naturally grow back however in the spring the Landscapes...

Thinking about holding a Street Party?

If you are thinking about holding a Street Party this year then here is all the information you’ll need.  We have updated our online application form and guidelines to make it quicker and simpler. Application dates: The date for your party is between 1 April  to 31 May 1 June to 31 August 1 Sept to 30 Nov 1 Dec to 30 March Last date for applications 1st March 1st May 1st August 1st Nov   We had a lot of feedback last year that our application process was a bit cumbersome so we have created a new website page with all the information you need and link to other sites that will help you plan a safe and fun day. But most importantly we have created a new online application form specifically for Street Parties.   Here is the link to the new website page www.eventlambeth.co.uk/streetparties   Lambeth Council continues to support our local communities and there will be no cost again this year to hold a street party.  There is a hire fee for the road signs and barriers as this service is provided by an external company.   Street Parties are small local gatherings with no commercial activity and take place between 10am and 8pm. If you wish to add additional activity to your Street Party we will work with you on this but it would be considered a ‘Street Event’ and could incur costs.   LambethEvents team manage street parties and you can contact us on Events@lambeth.gov.uk or phone 020 7926...