From Cllr Mary Arnold, Funding for Fair Play
Our campaigning to increase children’s play and ball court areas in the BEST and BRAT area is beginning to kick in. Kimberley Rd playground is now on the BHP (Brent Housing Partnership) list of Environmental Improvements marked urgent due to Health and Safety issues. It has also been identified for upgrading in the Playbuilder Scheme for which Brent has £1million government funding to spend over three years. Kimberley Rd is one of 20 schemes and is scheduled for year 2 (2009/10). Streatley Road gardens is also earmarked for funding.
BRAT, BEST and other residents’ associations and local residents have been involved in the call for action and the final design of the area, which must be subject to consultation, could provide for the various needs, which are both for 8 – 13s (the Playbuilder programme) and older children wanting other activities.