Events Strategy for Brockwell park

Thurlow Park Councillors have been working with the Cabinet leadership and the Brockwell Park Community Partners to develop a new events strategy to help manage events in the park for the benefit of the community. Brockwell Park is at the heart of the local community and needs to be well cared for so Everyone can enjoy the space for many years to come. 

Events, of all sorts, are part of park life and many people in the local community and from afar have enjoyed everything from open-air theatre to house music at Brockwell Park. There has been some considerable concern with the way events have been conducted and managed in Brockwell Park over July, especially over the level of noise and the problems associated with clearing up after the events.

To help manage events better for the community a new strategy is coming into place from the Autumn onwards. This will allow greater scrutiny and control over events, which will be devolved from the town hall to the community. The outline of the new events framework is as follows;

• The Brockwell Park Community Partners in conjunction with us will lead in defining the conditions for new events
• The decision to veto events taking place will rest with the community groups and the local Cllrs. Previously the decision was taken centrally by events team staff.
• When the council reviews the event plans to see if it complies with health and safety standards, they will also be reviewed for their impact on the community. This will assess whether the clean up plans are adequate and they have given due care and attention to the impact event will have on the wider neighbourhood.
• There will be an increase in revenue from each event going directly back into Brockwell Park that the Brockwell Community Park Community Partners will allocate.
• There will be community feedback sought after each event to gather views about how run the event more effectively in the future.

We are committed to minimising the negative impact that events can have on the park by not permitting events to be run on consecutive weekends and by imposing tight conditions on the duration of sound levels. Please do write to us further about any issues you have with the park in the future. 

Parks maintenance contract transferring over to Lambeth

As you maybe aware the Veolia Grounds Maintenance contract in Parks will be coming to an end on Thursday 31st March and staff will be transferring over to Lambeth on Friday 1st April.

All staff will be issued with new uniform that will not be dissimilar to the existing one worn, with the only changes being to the colour of the trousers – which will be black, and the hi-vis jackets and vests – which will now be orange.

Staff will continue to operate from the existing depots, and for now the operational structure will remain the same. The existing Park Managers will also continue to be your first port of call for any matters. 

Lambeth are working very hard to ensure that there is continuity of service, but hope that residents understand that things need to settle into place and this may take a little time. 

Should there be any questions regarding the new staffing arrangements, please contact Lara Mifsud-Bonici, Interim Parks & Open Spaces Operations Officer at lmifsud-bonici@lambeth.gov.uk