Haringey Council’s 20 year plan for Tottenham’s future includes seven key priorities. Based on feedback from local people, these include improving public spaces to make them safer, more sociable places.
The Mayor’s London’s Great Outdoors programme, to improve streets, squares, parks, and canal and riverside spaces across London, provided an opportunity for funding these improvements via a Pocket Park.
Through an active, organised group, residents and traders in West Green Road were involved in designing their Pocket Park, which was funded jointly by the London’s Great Outdoors Programme and Haringey Council.
The pedestrian pathway through the new Park, which opened in June 2015, was finished with loose gravel. In the main walking areas the gravel was moving and exposing the Type 1 sub-base, which raised concerns about the long term maintenance of the area - because unless the gravel is swept on a daily basis and/or backfilled and compacted regularly it would remain in a constant mess.