Scrutiny Meeting about Parks and Fairfield Halls
30/01/2018 18:08:00......Posted by Helen Pollard
Attended the meeting of the Scrutiny Committee where the Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport was providing an update. I asked when the 'Croydon Talks Parks' consultation results would be published as they were due in January. Apparently, the findings will be available in February. This is disappointing as many parks groups have sat patiently through two consultation processes and still there is no investment in parks.
I have been a councillor for Fairfield Ward for nearly four years, and in all that time the toilets in Park Hill Park have been in a poor state of repair and practically unusable. £100,000 of s106 money from town centre developments has been earmarked for Park Hill Park for more than four years and yet it has still not been spent. This is hugely frustrating for park users who can't understand why the work keeps being delayed - they don't need the £100k consultation process to tell them the toilets need to be replaced.
Cllr Mohan asked when Fairfield Halls would be opening and, once again, there was a very vague answer. It is clear they really don't know when it will be opening, but, from what was said, there probably won't be a full programme at the venue until the Autumn 2019.