London's newest park has opened to the public as part of the £6 billion Meridian Water development, with Enfield Council praising the local Edmonton community's contribution to the project.
The local Neighbourhood Forum and residents have been actively involved in the Ladysmith Park project from inception to completion. It was designed with help from children at Meridian Angel, Raynham, St John and St James primary schools and the Edmonton Islamic Centre, with more than 70 drawings and models submitted for a design competition last year.
The designs were brought to life by workers at Building BloQs, a local makerspace based in the Meridian Water regeneration area. Commissions were awarded to build furniture and play equipment for the park, with local young people gaining valuable skills and work experience in construction.
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