Eaglesfield Park Survey Update

 

Thank you so much for all the survey responses, we are really enjoying reading your comments and will take note of all of them.

Please do keep sharing far and wide with anyone who uses the park or might like to.

We have new activities coming this week, keep working on those poster images we would love to see some more.

Maybe you could build your own playground model out of recycling? We had a go, can you tell what we used?

Please click on the link below to get access to our survey and make your views known about what you would like to see included in the park.

Eaglesfield Playground Renovation Survey

If you would like to get more involved do let us know by going to the contact page or clicking here.

Greenwich Renovation Consultation: Friends of Eaglesfield Pak

Consultation Visual

 

The Friends of Eaglesfield Park (FOEP) group was formed in 2006 and works to protect and improve the park.

You can find out more about FOEP, previous projects and upcoming meetings and events at www.eaglesfieldpark.org.

We are currently working on a project to renovate the playground and want your valuable feedback on the plans so far.

Having looked at repair options, we think a fairly major resurfacing with new equipment, is the most cost-effective option. Most of the existing equipment now needs more than a coat of paint, as well as being outdated, and we wanted to find something that suited the atmosphere of the park.

Having talked to several suppliers one came back with a design we would like your feedback on.

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Please click on the link below to get access to our survey and make your views known about what you would like to see included in the park.

Eaglesfield Playground Renovation Survey

If you would like to get more involved do let us know by going to the contact page or clicking here.

 

Eaglesfield Pond Duck House Story

On 23rd April 2020, during the middle of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic a local resident asked a question on the Nextdoor mobile phone app. Nextdoor is a private social network that enables neighbours hear about what is happening in their local community.

Below are screenshots of the conversation that started on 23rd April 2020 asking if a duck house could be put in the middle of Eaglesfield Pond. Unfortunately, some of the screenshots are not that clear but I hope you’re still able to decipher what was written.

Keep reading and find out what happened ….

 

 

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A number of other local residents had responded to the question and shared their views. The Chair of Friends of Eaglesfield park, also a member of Nextdoor saw the above message and replied on the same day.

 

 

 

The resident who posted the original post responds to Bridget and expresses his concern about bread being fed to the ducks.

Another resident gives another push for the duck house because of her concern that crow’s pose a risk to the ducklings.

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A day later and the conversation continues. It can be difficult to know what to do in these situations – do we listen to the experts or go with our heart?

 

On April 27th April 2020 just 4 days after the original question was raised a duck house was built and installed into the Eaglesfield Park Pond.

 

 

 

Thanks to all who got involved in the conversation on Nextdoor to make this happen, you contributed by sharing your voice.

I visit the pond regularly and I’ve been enjoying watching the ducklings mature. I shall be posting pictures over the next weeks. If you have any pictures you’d love to be posted to this blog do let us know by going to the contact page here.

Eaglesfield Pond Cleaning on 19/01/20

Our annual pond clearing will take place on Sunday 19th January 2020 from 9 am to 2 pm.

We will be working with the Greenwich Council Parks Department to clear overgrowth in and around the pond so it can thrive.

Bring gardening gloves, rakes and forks if you have them.

Just turn up or message for info using the contact page here.

Playground Plans Progressing

The Friends of Eaglesfield Park are a group of local people who love Eaglesfield Park open space. We want the park to continue as a space for the community to come together and take advantage of the clean air on the hill.

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Raising funds for new playground

The current playground has grown tired and is in much need of refurbishment. We agreed to pursue a number of funders including the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund, The Marathon Trust and Asda to name just a few.

Playground design

We approached a total of 4 companies. 3 of those 4 responded. We met with each company and we have been provided with initial designs. There will be a consultation process to choose a final design.

Public Campaign

We want to involve as much of the community as possible in choosing the best playground design. Our first priority is to let the local community know what we are doing and how they can get involved in the campaign to raise money to refurbish the playground.

Pond Clearing and Bird Boxes

Unfortunately, the planned autumn pond clearing had to be cancelled. The new date is Sunday 19th January 2020, 9 am to 2 pm.

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