Friends of Mountsfield Park meeting, 10am Sunday 27th July, Sammy T’s cafe, Mountsfield Park (near the bandstand)

Friends of Mountsfield Park (FoMP) Meeting to discuss Monday’s emailed update and FoMP statement (after 9th July ‘Way Forward’ Council Meeting’) and to address members’ concerns that there was no opportunity to meet and discuss the statement before it was emailed to everyone.

We are still very much in support of the Council’s original scheme, to provide the Mountsfield Park cafe building, improved play area and community garden this year. However the Council Officers say that the current designs for the play area and community garden don’t leave enough money for the cafe, which is what people have said that they want most from the improvements. The Council say that we need to keep the existing play equipment. We are concerned that the play equipment is close to the end of  its life and can’t be replaced easily if we go ahead with the current design proposals. We have suggested design changes that would provide a more cost effective scheme for the play area and community garden and still leave enough money for the cafe building. We hope that the Council will consider our proposals and arrange for the agreed improvements to be completed this year.

Apologies for not organizing enough opportunities to meet and discuss these important issues before making decisions on behalf of FoMP.

The meeting will be at 10am Sunday 27th July, Sammy T’s cafe,  Mountsfield Park (near the bandstand).

Rory (chair)

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