Waltham Forest Council issued the following press release on Thursday 7th July 2016.
Work on the Marlowe Road Estate and Plaza in Walthamstow is now set to start in early autumn 2016. Not in July as previously stated. Waltham Forest Council and Countryside remain committed to £160million of investment and delivering new council homes for local residents.
Residents on the Marlowe Road estate will be receiving letters from the Council setting out the current situation and what this means for them. The basketball court and children’s play area will remain open throughout the summer holidays until work begins. After that a temporary replacement play area is being created as part of the project.
Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, Cabinet Member for Housing said: “The Marlowe Road estate is home to a strong local community and we are committed to investing in it and creating new council homes. Everyone wants to get this project moving so even this short delay is regrettable.
If residents have any enquiries they can contact the Council’s Property Team on 020 8496 3000.
You can also contact your local councillors for Wood Street Ward via http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk
Wood Street First think common sense has prevailed. The decision to close the basketball court and children’s play area just before the six weeks School Holidays was a decision that was not popular with local residents. In response to the large amount of concern from those at the recent Ward Forum Meeting in regards to the July closure of the basketball court and children’s play area our local Councillors said they would do what they could do to keep them open for the summer holidays. Whatever the reason is for keeping the Plaza and play areas open we agree with Cllr Khevyn Limbajee that in the Wood Street Ward we have a strong local community who will not be ignored.
The Plaza closing down Party on Sunday 17th July is also being postponed.
A change to the advertised line up
It’s going to be really wild on Saturday 9th July
AT THE BIGGEST WILD WEST FAMILY FUN DAY
TO COME TO TOWN
From 12pm we have four hours of top live music and entertainment with the fantastic Country Band: The Works and fun and magic from Jenty the clown and the great sound of the very popular Ukulele Band
The previously advertised Band that was due to perform at this event No Comebacks have regrettably had to cancel due to their lead singer being taken ill
Closure of plaza and new development to begin
Photo 1 – Goodbye to a popular park area
The latest news
It seems that the redevelopment work on Marlowe Road and the Plaza Play Park is now about to start. Is very unfortunate that we are going to see the closure of the Childrens Play Park just before the School holidays are about to start but in my view it never would be a good time to close this very popular and well liked community area.
The Wood Street First Community Notice Case will be moved from the Plaza and relocated on the wall outside the Wells Pharmacy opposite the Plaza.
The dates for the Marlowe Road regeneration works:
27 June – Countryside Properties take possession of garage area near the Lord Brook Pub to prepare for the temporary play area and the bungalows on Marlowe Road to create the site compound
1 July – Information will be provided direct to residents and local businesses with notices fixed around the plaza and play area
4 July –Waltham Forest News advert will be published giving more information on the play area and wider notification of commencement of the regeneration work
18 July – Existing play area closed
27 July – Relocation and removal of play equipment complete
1 August – Opening of temporary play area (near the Lord Brook Pub – closed)
1 August – Countryside Properties take possession of Phase 1A area this includes a large part of the plaza to enable them to commence main works
Wood Street First is planning to join the Party on the Plaza on Sunday 17th July. This is been organised so everyone can come together to enjoy the last day of the Plaza Park. More information on this will be given out soon.
Wood Street First Summer Fun WIld West Day on 9th July. Come and share in the fun with your local community.
Another fantastic Summer Fun Day with Wood Street First
Wild West music and fun at Woodside Primary (near Wood Street Library) from 12pm to 4pm on the 9th July
We are keen to hear from additional volunteers and stallholders. Contact us
Free ‘Street Play’ Event at Walthamstow Cricket and Squash Club, on Monday the 2nd of May from 12 to 4pm.
Walthamstow Cricket and Squash Club is on Greenway Avenue (near Wood Street Station).
Saturday 9th April is your next free art and craft event on Wood Street Plaza, 1pm to 4pm.