The North Finchley Town Team have been successful in bidding for funds to transform the only available potential green space in our High Street, and although it is much loved and used by local children, it has been neglected and has a history of anti-social behaviour. We are looking to create a community space that everyone can use and enjoy. From children playing after school to local workers eating their lunch to creating a space where people can come to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Our goal is to create an environment that enhances current usage of the park with educational, environmental and community touch points and also creates a space that people will be proud of, will want to visit and that can be used for community activities and events.
Pte Parr, the first soldier from the Commonwealth to die in the WW1 lived locally and a memorial to Pte Parr is planned for inclusion in the playground.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
As well as providing the only potential green space near to the busy, vibrant High Road of North Finchley. Percy Road playground is adjacent to a local primary school which has no green space of its own and faces directly onto the town's main car park, so would provide visual enhancement to the very busy, grey, congested polluted area. Currently the playground is split into two play areas for very young and older children but lacks any real, appealing space to sit, relax and meet for adults or activity for young adults.
Percy Road Playground has been very neglected and is in need of real community TLC!
Steps to get it done:
Other than essential maintenance, the playground has not been refurbished in 25 years and is in desperate need of funding so that we can bring it back to life and have a playground that the community can be proud of and use.
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We've had a very busy 2 years fundraising and consulting to get this far and the beginning of June will see the start of the regeneration of the new Percy Road Playground. With funding from The Mayor's Pocket Park Fund, Golders Green & Finchley Area Committee, Clean Air Fund and Match funding from Barnet, we've designed and purchased the new play equipment. Money is still needed to fund the purchase and installation of a chess table and benches so that all the community can enjoy Percy Road Park.
Tell us about your idea by the 18th of November 2019 to unlock additional support and guidance!