Results of the consultation on improving Emslie
Horniman’s Pleasance – May 2011
Councillor Paget-Brown, The Cabinet Member for
Environment, Transport and Leisure has now reviewed all the
comments made about the park by the 300 people who took part in the
consultation. He and the parks management team have
considered the suggestions put forward carefully, and we are now
starting work on a detailed plan for improving the following areas
of the park.
Playground – the
playground was replaced in May 2012 using the ideas put
forward by local children and parents.
Toilets – these have now
been completely refurbished, and the access arrangements
looked at carefully to make sure they are suitable for everyone to
Seating – more
seating, including picnic tables, will be put into the park in the
areas requested including the large grass area, the stepped area,
and near the pathfinder playground
Voysey Garden – we
will draw up a plan to restore the garden to its former standard,
and then look at how we can open it to the public
Games Court – this
will be replaced with a new Multi-Use Games Area with better
surfacing, new floodlights and refurbished changing rooms.
Planting – A new
planting programme is already starting to make the park more
colourful and attractive and this will continue.
Footpaths – the
cobbles at the side of the footpaths and planted areas will be
replaced with safer materials.
Dog toilets – the
location of the toilets and after-hours access will be
Café – furniture for
café users will be put in to make it a more welcoming experience
You can read the full
report from the consultation here. This
includes the Parks Management Team’s responses to points
If you have any questions about the
improvements to the park please email firstname.lastname@example.org