Published: Thursday, 15th September 2022

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will be awarded up to £85, 000 of Levelling Up Funding to improve one park or open space within the borough. And we need the help of our residents to decide where to use it.

The £9million Levelling Up Parks Fund is being distributed in equal grants in order to create new, or significantly refurbished, parks and green spaces that are free and accessible.  

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has identified the areas within the borough that are most in need and should be prioritised for this funding. 

Councillor Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Equality, Culture and Communities said, “The Levelling Up Parks Fund aims to deliver green spaces that will benefit the tailored needs of our residents. The knowledge of local people will help us use these funds to best serve our communities. 

“Based on the locations recommended by the Fund itself, the Council has drawn up a shortlist of parks that would benefit from this investment. We want to hear your thoughts on which of these you’d like to see improved.  

“We know that our parks and open spaces contribute to the mental and physical wellbeing of our residents, and this grant will help us ensure that they are accessible to everyone.” 

The shortlisted parks are: 

  • Briset Park, Eltham 

  • Plumstead Gardens 

  • Abbey Wood Park 

Cast your vote here by Sunday 25 September 2022.