Borough snares cash for two 'pocket parks'

Wed 20 March 2013, 6:08 pm

Enfield Council has been awarded £85,000 to improve two public open spaces in different parts of Edmonton.

The cash, from the Mayor of London’s Pocket Parks Programme, will cover upgrade work at Albany Park in Hertford Road, and see the creation of a new park on a derelict site near Angel Road Station as part of the Meridian Water masterplan.

Enfield said the work at Albany Park would see the introduction of a new games area that to would be linked to Albany Park Leisure Centre, and improved access to the park from Hertford Road in a bid to “kick-start the regeneration of the area”.

Meanwhile, new park Angel Gardens, in Rays Road, will feature a community garden, an outdoor gym, and  pedestrian links between the station and homes.

The Pocket Parks initiative specifically targets the creation or redevelopment of small open spaces - defined as 0.4ha or less - for delivery by March 2015.