Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Listening and Sharing Events and Egg Hunters

We had our last listening and sharing event over the weekend. Even though the weather wasn't great we had lots of people come down to share their views on the future of Crystal Palace Park.

There was great support for the new community led trust, although as with previous session people want clarity on how the trust will be funded especially in it's first few years.

There was also great support for the Friends of Crystal Palace Park with lots of people wanting to get more involved and real support for our move to a charity.

We also held a Easter Egg Hunt in the secret garden which was a great success! We had at least 30 egg hunters searching for eggs with great success! See below…

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Save the Sphinxes - Success

Conservation of the Sphinxes and the South Terrace Steps is beginning. 

The works are being undertaken by Skillington Workshop. They are a leading conservation company and specialise in sculpture restoration.

The original survey work was undertaken because of the Save the Sphinxes volunteer project led by Mehul, from the Community Stakeholder Group and Crystal Palace Transition Town and was funded by Historic England.

They are also funding the conservation works, thanks to a grant application by Bromley council. 

The first pair of sphinxes will be restored by early May and the conservation works will conclude with the South terrace steps and the sphinxes that guard over them in August.

A great example of the community coming together for the good of the park.

Well done to all those involved!