Russia Dock Woodland and Southwark Park are among eight open spaces in the borough which have secured grants of £10,000 each from the Queen Elizabeth II Fields London Legacy Fund.

The funding will be put towards new natural play equipment in Russia Dock Woodland whilst Southwark Park will see improvements to the paved area at Ada Salter Gardens and the installation of a new artificial cricket pitch.

Councillor Barrie Hargrove, cabinet member for transport, environment and recycling, said: “I am pleased to have been successful in the bids for the London Legacy Funding.

“We now have the opportunity to further invest in our parks with new play facilities for young people and landscape improvements.

“It’s been a fantastic year for our parks across the borough. Not only have we received new Green Flag Awards and opened a first class BMX track, but we’ve also had a really positive response from our recent resident satisfaction survey results.”

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