Regeneration of Dickens Square Park - Third Community Consultation

Closed 9 Dec 2018

Opened 29 Oct 2018

Feedback updated 25 Jul 2019

We asked

For your views on the latest plans for Dickens Square Park

You said

You liked the designs, and gave us lots of feedback on the details.

We did

A fourth and final community consultation took place in March-April 2019. See report below. The final design will be submitted as a planning application in August 2019.

Results updated 25 Jul 2019



We are consulting on proposals to improve Dickens Square Park, making it more attractive and accessible for local residents. This is a third stage of consultation on this project.

The second consultation took place between November 2017 and January 2018, providing sketch design options that addressed major issues. You can read the second consultation summary here.

Consultees’ opinions were carefully considered and the following principles were decided upon:

  • Remove the park building and enclosed adventure playground and use the space to open up the park, for the whole community to use. With regard to local provision of facilities for community use, Southwark Council has invested in improving the nearby Rockingham Community Centre, where a large hall is available for hire.
  • A new toddlers’ playground and a separate playground for older children will be created, with open access, for the community to enjoy.
  • Dickens Square will be removed, parking deleted and the area re-landscaped, to provide much needed green space and to open up the park. Access will be provided into the rear extension of the mosque for funeral vehicles.
  • Additional parking is now available in the environs. Resident only bays along Falmouth Road and Rockingham Street have changed to shared pay and display/resident bays.
  • There were different opinions about the boundary treatment to Harper Road. Options will consist of a design with no boundary and one with a low timber kneeling fence.

The third consultation provides a proposed single design, based upon the opinions provided at the second consultation.

Please let us have your views on the latest design proposal, which can be seen here (or view a summary of the master plan here)

Our Highways team are also currently consulting on proposed street improvements to Harper Road. To view details and respond go here.

What happens next

We will consider all responses to this consultation and these will be used to develop the final plans for Dickens Square Park, which will be published in 2019.


  • Drop-in consultation event

    From 30 Oct 2018 at 19:15 to 30 Oct 2018 at 20:45

    Come to the Rockingham Community Centre and see the plans for the redevelopment of Dickens Square Park. This is a joint consultation event with the Highways team.


  • Chaucer


  • All residents
  • Park users


  • Communities
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Planning and Regeneration
  • Sport and Keeping Fit