New management structure for Brockwell Park

According to Brockwell Park Community Partners, Lambeth Council has announced a new management structure for its Parks.

"From 24th August 2015, Brockwell Park will no longer have a dedicated park manager but instead will be served by Clarence Riley, who has management responsibility for Brockwell Park and 10 other parks in and around the Herne Hill and Tulse Hill areas."

This move has not met with universal appreciation. According to the Brixton Buzz, this change is opposed by the Friends of Brockwell Park who launched a petition against it at the Lambeth Country Show. FoBP Chair Peter Bradley is quoted as saying that this "is opposed by Friends of Brockwell Park, which has been calling for months for the retention of the two full-time, on-site staff.” 

This come at a time when the the Open Spaces Society has indicated increased concern about Lambeth's plans on public parks and spaces to generate extra income. 

Riley will now look after Brockwell Park, Dan Leno Gardens, Elam Street Open Space ,Hillside Gardens, Holmewood Gardens, Loughborough Park, Milkwood Community Park, Myatt’s Field Park, Palace Road Nature Gardens, Ruskin Park and Wyck Gardens.