27 December 2015

New entrance to Slade Gardens opens

A new pedestrian entrance has been opened up for Slade Gardens on Ingelton Street after work by local councillors, the Friends of Slade Gardens and the Crown and Anchor pub to secure £60,000 for
the project.

Ingelton Street has for many years been blighted by fly tipping and poor waste facilities, as well as traffic congestion as cars attempt to park in the small street.

Earlier this year, a project was approved by Lambeth to repave the street for pedestrians, refurbish the existing entrance gates and move the waste bins away from the area. The plan was completed in November and is now open to the public.

Vassall councillors - Annie Gallop, Paul Gadsby and Jacqui Dyer - said:

"This is a project that has been on the drawing board for a number of years and thanks to pressure from residents, the Friends of Slade Gardens, the local Crown and Anchor pub and councillors we have finally seen it completed. This area was frankly an untidy mess beforehand, but now there is a new entrance to the park and a paved area that is a real improvement.

"It is part of a wider effort to improve the area, which has seen new commercial bins put in on Brixton Road for businesses and a significant number of fines issued by Lambeth to stop fly tipping.

"We would like to thank residents, the Crown and Friends of Slade Gardens for their help and lobbying with this project, it was a great joint effort that has produced real results."