Have your say on Salters Hill Playground (Norwood Park)

We want your views on replacement play equipment at Salters Hill playground in Norwood Park. The consultation runs from 1 August to 11 September. Please share your views with us by completing our online survey

Open date: Monday, 1 August 2022 at 4.30pm Close date: Sunday, 11 September 2022 at 11.59pm Type: Consultation Neighbourhood: Norwood Categories:
  • Parks
  • Sports and leisure

Please note this consultation is closed

The Purpose

We are seeking your views to guide improvements at Salters Hill children's playground at Norwood Park.  

We would like your help, ideas and opinions towards replacing the wooden climbing structures, which have sadly reached the end of their life and been removed.  We want to look at the remaining play equipment, much of which needs to be repaired or replaced.  

We would like your thoughts on which facilities are important to keep or replace, and whether there is anything missing in the old design.  

Currently the playground has a limited budget with £150,000 allocated towards these improvements. While this sounds a lot, it is well short of the replacement cost. For comparison, the previous playground cost £225,000 when it was built in 2010, costs which have almost doubled with the rising price of materials and transport.  

The survey will help to guide priorities for repair or replacement, allowing us to consider together how to phase the project most effectively around fundraising 

Lambeth Council is very grateful for support from Friends of Norwood Park to maximise local input into the process. This initial consultation will guide draft designs and phasing. We will then work with the Friends to hold a public meeting in September to discuss the results of the consultation, before commissioning designs and costings. We hope to have a second stage of consultation and meetings around the new designs over winter. 

How to respond

Please share your views with us by filling in the survey: 

Salters Hill Playground Survey

You can sign up to a mailing list within the survey to hear more about next steps. We will update this page with date and venue of the meeting once decided and mail this to all who have signed up to the mailing list, or to Friends of Norwood Park. 

The report of this consultation and the meeting will inform priorities for repairs, and the scope for future designs. This report will be added within six weeks of the closing.   

For any queries please contact us at Parks@lambeth.gov.uk stating 'Norwood Park' in the subject line to ensure it reaches the right person.  Thank you.