New safety barrier outside park is just what’s needed

I wrote to the six Lambeth councillors on July 13, 2020 (three from each of the two wards), asking for a barrier to stop children and adults running out of Brockwell Park and into Norwood Road, Pictured.

At the very least I asked for a temporary barrier.

No temporary barrier was installed. Months passed. I despaired. However, I can report that a barrier has been installed on the pavement outside the Rosendale Road gate to the park.

Let us hope that it is wide enough and strong enough to do the job.

I acknowledge the efforts of Councillor Fred Cowell of Thurlow Park Ward, who I understand has been instrumental in getting the barrier installed. The next stage is to campaign for the off-set barriers inside the park, similar to the ones in Ruskin Park.

These would slow down the cyclists, and discourage them from cycling straight out of the gate and across the road, without stopping at the kerb, which is what many of them do at present.

Robert Holden Hawarden Grove, Herne Hill


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