Victory Community Park - 2nd consultation

Closes 28 Oct 2020

Opened 18 Sep 2020

Overview

Help us shape improvements to Victory Community Park

Victory Community Park is located close to the Elephant and Castle within the Borough, Bankside and Walworth area of Southwark. The park is situated between Rodney Place, Munton Road, Balfour Street and Victory Place. 

The Elephant and Castle area around the park is undergoing major redevelopment including new housing, highways, and parks and open spaces.

These improvements highlight the need to improve the quality of the park and to create new connections to Elephant and Castle.  A people counting survey also recorded low visitor numbers to the park when compared to other Southwark Parks.  Improvements to the park will aim to increase visitor numbers.

Earlier this year, we carried out a first round of public consultation to find out what the public's priorities are to improve the park. 

They told us:

  1. The world planting border is a popular feature and should be retained/enhanced.
  2. Satisfaction with the existing play area is relatively high. Play facilities are important and should be improved.
  3. The trees and especially the blossom were mentioned frequently so retention of cherry trees is important.
  4. The fencing was often described as prison like and discourages visits.
  5. The seating also needs to be reviewed. The stone seating around the park considered uncomfortable.

A full report on the first public consultation can be found below this page.

We now want you to tell us what you think of three initial designs, shaped by what you told us in the first consultation. The designs are shown on the survey or you can download the designs below to review and then complete the online survey. This survey is open to anyone who lives, works or visits the park. 

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided not to hold an event in the park on this occasion but you can share your views of the three designs below or join us for a virtual meeting on Wednesday 21st October, 6.30pm via Zoom, for an opportunity to discuss the project with Southwark Council’s Project Manager and the project architects.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/95303215469?pwd=cHZiUEFmbTc0a20zTEkzRlhOdFFPQT09

Meeting ID: 953 0321 5469

Passcode: ryfd0Z

If you have any questions on the designs please email or phone using the contact details provided. The closing date for this consultation is 28 October 2020.

Privacy statement

Southwark Council uses your personal data to record your response to the consultation. Section 1 of the Localism Act 2011 alllows us to do this. The council does not require your permission to process your data and failure to tell us your information may mean that we are unable to process your response. Your personal information will only be used by our parks team, and will be destroyed after four years.

If you are concerned about how the council uses your personal data or would like to enquire about the personal information we hold on you, please contact us via dpo@southwark.gov.uk or on 020 7525 5000. More information about your rights is available on our website, or via the Information Commissioner (www.ico.org.uk).

 

 

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting with park visitors and local residents to help shape the final design for the improvements to the park. This will make sure the park meets the needs of park users.

 

 

 

 

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • North Walworth
  • Old Kent Road

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Communities
  • Community Safety
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Local Economy and Business
  • Older People
  • Planning and Regeneration
  • Sport and Keeping Fit
  • Transport