Infrastructure improvements (phase one)
Phase one is now complete and the park has new paths, drainage and
railings. A new payground is on the way.
The Friends of Belair Park have an active involvement with the park
and in the improvement project.
improvement project (phase two)
two, last autumn, the ducks living on Belair lake got a rude awakening
as Southwark Council started 'desilting' the lake. In fact, work
was started only after most ducks had migrated for the winter.
numerous problems in the early stages, over 1500 cubic metres of
silt have been removed from the bottom of the lake. The silt was
deposited onto one of the sports fields in the far corner of the
Council's tree contractors have provided huge amounts of wood chip
that have been mixed into the silt as part of a mammoth composting
project. The mixture was turned into suitable compost for the flower
beds in Belair Park and other parks around the borough.
the lake was naturally refilled through a combination of groundwater,
rain water run-off and springs and is back to its normal levels.
The ducks certainly seem to be very happy with their new silt-free
parks problems online!
If you spot a problem in one of Southwark's parks, please let them
know. You can use their new online parks problem reporting form.
You don't need an email address and you don't have to give your
contact details. You can report anything from overflowing litter
bins to overgrown grass.