A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
Woodside Park, N22 is being Negelcted!
Last year I made a few suggestions to Haringey Council to improve our Parks to the extend that we do need more activities and sport, i.e, crazy golf, bowls, community outdoor gym, tennis and netball grounds, a community cafe, wetland etc, etc, so all children of all ages & adults of all ages in the community to come together and integrate to enjoy one another's company, as so many of us living in London are cooped up at home, with no gardens, no balconies, we have the highest rate of depression and suicide in North London especially in the Borough of Haringey and they know this, they know that our parks have become are saviour, Council's should be doing more in the community to help with people's wellbeing and happiness and that is getting everyone active in Parks!
I saw a poster the other day warning fly tippers that they were being watched and I had to laugh out loud.
It will be helpful if those from the council in charge of Woodside Park that can see my message can provide us with our sport activities, as we seem to be waiting for such a long time whenever we ask for something that has to do with the whole of our community.
While it may be that Haringey has not replied or acted as fast as you might wish, you have to look at what has happened to Haringey funding over the last few years. It has been cut and cut and cut by Central Government. So the Council has had to cut funds for all but essential services. There are less street sweepers, virtually no youth facilities, less parks funding, changes to so many services we all value... and these cuts are things that we all notice.
As regards Woodside Park, I think it would be great if there was a skateboard park there. Then some of the young people who have virtually nothing to do would have something to enjoy. But someone has got to organise that and get the funding from somewhere. I do hope it happens - but I will not hold my breath.