Minutes of LFUG meeting Wed 30th May at The Pub On The Park
Present: Mike M; Trevor D;
Mila C; Joe D; Jeremy L; Louise T; Bruce Irving (Parks Development Officer).
Apologies: Mike D; Al H;
Liv. T; Martin C; Theo T; Syd B; Will B; Michael C.
Bruce Irving informed us how
the council will send us a block of extra 14 temporary toilets for the summer, to
be set up next to the existing ones and "they will be cleaned every day". They were
set up on 31/05/12. This position was chosen for its electricity supply at the
other toilets. The position by the old lodge was considered, but there is no
longer an electricity supply. Bruce mentioned how the only other position in
the park with an electric supply is near the new Multi Use Games Area. This could
have been an alternative site. Already there have been complaints about their
lack of cleaning the new toilets and tissue paper disappearing.
After discussing using the
old park keeper's lodge as a community café at the last meeting, we found that
within a few days the council had sent the demolition people (McGrath) in,
completely dismantled the building and removed all signs of it. The site was
later ploughed and flattened to return to grass and the front gate transferred
to the park side. I was told that one of the biggest expenses was the removal
of the few bits of asbestos in the building.
Since the meeting, Bruce Irving has written to inform LFUG that work shall be
taking place over the next few days to remove the railings around the old lodge
site at London Fields along with a small section of boundary wall. The boundary
railings to the park will not be removed and railings will be erected in
place of the section of boundary wall, which is due to be demolished. He
has enclosed a couple of photos of the area for our reference. See attachment
new people in the Hothouse, behind the children's playground, apparently are
using the roof as a club with loud music and are selling alcohol there seven
nights a week, in what appear to be unlicensed premises. I have had numerous
complaints from local people, who are concerned about the noise late at night
and they are worried of the danger for people drinking on the poorly protected roof.
are having further problems with cyclists in the park. We have normally got on
well with most cyclists as they realise that in parks pedestrians take precedence
and they have to be careful of the elderly and young children playing there,
especially when they are near the playgrounds. But there are always a few
selfish individuals who think they are on a racetrack and every other user has
to move out of their way. These are often the racers who take short cut off the
paths and across the grass, wearing new dirt tracks into pristine grass.
council will have to find a way to get rid of the raggle-taggled crowd of dodgy
itinerant street traders, who persist in cluttering the park entrance by the
Broadway, using it as part of the market where they don't pay rent. They spoil
the park and would never be allowed in the market.