Sparkplug is a fantastic project based in Bingfield Park – it works with small numbers of the hardest to reach young people through motorbike safety and maintenance courses. They have a great little website (partially completed).
The Council is rebuilding the Sparkplug building, a former public toilet ! Bingfield Park used to be a warzone but thanks to local campaigning, the Council has invested over £0.5m to turn it into an urban gem. Sorting out this building is one of the final pieces of the jigsaw.
Catherine Wright from the Council is organising a public meeting to discuss the proposal on Monday 21st at 6.30pm in the Paget Centre, 18-28 Randells Road, London, N1 0DH (map). For architecture fans out there, the Paget Centre itself home of a Christian Mission is an interesting architectural curio – a purpose built mission hall.
If you can’t make it to the meeting but would like to see the proposal, drawings will be on display in Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground from Monday 21st July to Friday 25th July 11am to 6pm. The leaflets linked to here give more info – feel free to download and put some up. Download bingfield_leaflet_a5.pdf Download bingfield_poster_a3.pdf
There are some tensions around this proposal – some just want to get on with it, others would like a more flexible community space, others are concerned about their loss of view into the park. That’s what meetings like this are designed to address.
All we need to do now is control the dog owners and poo problems and the park will be fully reborn.