THE CAMPAIGN TO KEEP WATER PLAY
The current paddling pool has been in place since the 1930s and opens six weeks of the year during the school summer holidays. The council annually reviews their budget and during such reviews the Paddling Pool is always under threat due (amongst other reasons) to its high running and maintenance costs etc.
Friends of the Park continue to campaign to keep the pressure on to retain the existing paddling pool and have ring fenced funds which originally were intended for a replacement Splash Pad for the paddling pool. The Friends main objective in terms of the paddling pool is to ensure that a water facility remains open over the summer months for all to enjoy. The cost of the Splash Pad would be almost £300,000 which is a huge sum to raise and given the council have now handed over the management of the Green Spaces in Merton to ID Verde, The Friends have been reassessing the situation in this light. To have your say - do join us at our AGM on 10th November 2018 at 10.30am or contact us by email.