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Seward Street Playground
Development of a brand new public space

Seward Street Playground

Islington Council is opening up Seward Street Playground to the public: giving local people access to this unique play space located within a densely populated, bustling area, which is surrounded by a mix of businesses, residential properties, and community buildings.

Consultations are being undertaken by Islington Council and are now well underway.

The Wild Places team are working with the local Community Hub, which is the St Luke's Community Centre, to engage local residents in the development of the Urban Wild Places programme of activities for the area.  Also, we are really keen to engage a range of local people in the design of the activities programme - it doesn't matter if you're an individual, a school, a local youth club or community group, we'd like to hear from you.

There's not much more we can say right now, as we're just getting underway and the consultations are not yet completed.  So, watch this space!

Latest update:  The consultation process is now over for this project and the design for the new playground has been finalised. Islington Council will now work on securing a contractor to carry out the work and expect to be ready to go to site in February next year. The aim is to have the work completed by April 2016 when the Mayor of Islington will open the new playground. If you’d like to stay up-to-date on the progress of this project you can join the Seward Street mailing list by dropping Jen Baker an email at jenifer.baker@islington.gov.uk. Keep checking back here for more updates as the project continues!

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Want to know more about Urban Wild Places and Seward Street?

Contact: Hilary Taylor

Email: hilary@octopuscommunities.org.uk

Phone: 020 7263 7095