Streatham Common Reinstatement Update

EventLambeth and Lambeth Landscapes met with representatives from the Friends of Streatham Common to look at the common and areas for reinstatement. The main area of damage from Circus Zyair has been levelled and a large amount of soil (50:50 mix sand and soil) has been brought onsite to re-level the area and assist with the re-seeding.  The Lambeth Landscapes team were spreading the soil yesterday and will be following with re-seeding today.  The areas that fall outside of this main impact will be filled by hand. The cost for the reinstatement has been met in the entirety by Circus Zyair. There are also some other areas on the Common that haven’t recovered from previous reinstatement as we would have hoped so a separate company will be coming onsite to vertidrain, surface dress and re-seed key areas. They will do this once the Funfair leaves site. Bensons Funfair will be arriving onsite on Monday.  They have re aligned their site plan to avoid those areas that have recently been instated and will also have track mats down along agreed vehicle routes.  A member of EventLambeth staff will be onsite to meet them when they arrive to ensure that these provisions are in...

Streatham Common Reinstatement Update

  We want to provide an update to local park users and residents about the reinstatement works on Streatham Common following Circus Zyair.   Lambeth Landscapes have been working on the area however the continued wet weather over the last month have impacted the speed of repairs as the ground has been too wet to work on.   Chain harrowing was carried out on Friday 13th April on the outer sections of the event area. Over the last few days the middle section of the event area has dried out considerably and the chain harrowing can now be carried out on it .   Over the coming week slitting will be undertaken to further level the area and break up uneven sections. Top dressing will take place across the event area along with seeding, and the damaged areas near the paths and gate will be filled in and top dressed.   The event area is temporarily taped off whilst works are carried out for health and safety reasons. It will be removed when works this have been completed in the coming week.   EventLambeth continue to monitor the site as well as liaise with Lambeth Landscapes around the work that has been undertaken. It should be noted that all groundwork is paid for by the event organisers....

Clapham Common Update

Due to continued wet weather the repair works on Clapham Common event site have been delayed. There are large areas of surface water and ground conditions have not been suitable to bring machinery on to continue with reinstatement.   Winterville organisers have brought in a Landscape contractor to assist Lambeth Landscapes and accelerate final repair works on the event site.   The contractors will arrive on site 12 April with machinery and will review the current ground conditions. Works will commence on 13th April, subject to weather, and carry on through the weekend into next week. The works will include harrowing, rolling, deep verti draining and over seeding. These work are scheduled to take 7 days.  The seed germination will begin within 7 to 10 days.   During this time the fence will remain around the event area to ensure safe working and protect the areas requiring the repair works. Following this there will be a phased fence removal based on advice from an agronomist and contractors.   EventLambeth continue to monitor the progress of repair works and will provide further updates over the coming week.   ...

Clapham Common Reinstatement Update

  On Friday 16 March the Lambeth Parks Team, Lambeth Events and the organisers of Winterville met onsite to review ground conditions. Good progress has been made across the site with slitting and top dressing being carried out across the entire area. Over the last few weeks repair works have been intermittent due to varied weather conditions. Works were interrupted due to the heavy rain on Sunday evening/Monday morning.  This resulted in surface water pooling in several areas of the event site. The impact of this has been that Lambeth Landscapes were unable to carry out works on these sections.  Snow is forecast for the coming weekend which will also impact on the ground and surface water.  However once the ground has dried out and machinery can be brought back on work will resume. Temperatures next week (week commencing 19th March) should be suitable for Lambeth Landscapes to start seeding specific areas.  The areas requiring seeding will be assessed at the start of the week and it is anticipated that seeding will start on the middle area. The seeds should germinate with the right weather conditions and come through in two to three weeks. There is natural regrowth across the site and this will increase by the end of the month. The fence line will continue to be reduced in the coming weeks including to the right of the vehicle entrance and top of the site. On the week commencing 26th March, it is hoped that the fence will be removed leaving three smaller fenced sections whilst further works and seeding take place on these. It is important to...

Damage to Streatham Common

EventLambeth is aware of the ground damage on Streatham Common from the Circus Zyair vehicles.  This is not something that we condone and work was done by the events team on consultation with Lambeth Parks service to ensure that the event organiser had adequate protection and plans in place to manage careful vehicle movement.  These were agreed, however unfortunately the road works on Streatham Common South meant that the vehicle carrying the ground protection track way delivery couldn’t get through. Parks and events officers have visited the Common yesterday to record the damage that is visible at present and so the reinstatement plans can start to be drawn up.  These will be undertaken by Lambeth Landscaping although if they don’t have the staff capacity we will bring in an external contractor so that the work is completed as quickly as possible.  The event is due to egress on Tuesday and we will be asking the organiser to provide a detailed plan of how they will manage this to prevent further damage.  The event organiser is aware that they are responsible for the costs of all reinstatement.  We have asked the organiser to fill in the deepest ruts while they are onsite to reduce the likelihood of trips and to put down additional matting between the big top and the toilets and along the path that the big top is off as it was noted yesterday people queuing to get in to the circus with buggies etc meant that those wanting to walk along the path had to step off on to the grass. Going forward the events team will...