I’m well known for outlining my ongoing frustration with the lack of year on year park improvements in my closest, mid sized park - Blythe Hill Fields.
I walked in the Fields this morning [Sunday, 3rd November 2019] from the Montacute Road entrance.
As usual, the view out of the Fields was marvellous, but nothing within the park appears to have altered in 2019.
I walked over to the Park Noticeboard by the entrance with Blythe Hill Lane and the general information found there was minimal.
The Fields has a flourish of activity for its 5 hour per year, July Festival - no doubt about it.
However, both before and after this singular, park event, I have witnessed, year on year, a lack of reasonable park improvements to keep pace with parks of a similar size in the London Borough of Lewisham and I fear that the same will play out during 2020 with the annual July Festival taking an unreasonable priority over every other park user concern for the remaining 364 days in the year.
I am the ongoing Chair of Ravensbourne Park Gardens, SE6 [situated 200 metres from Blythe Hill Fields] and love both of these local green spaces.