WATERLOW PARK: Damage has been done over the years

I am afraid I wouldn t like to see the gift of £2.5 million of government cash going to Camden council only to be wasted on some tinpot scheme for a children s playground. I have known Waterlow Park since I was born in the Whittington Hospital 83 years ag

I am afraid I wouldn't like to see the gift of £2.5 million of government cash going to Camden council only to be wasted on some tinpot scheme for a children's playground.

I have known Waterlow Park since I was born in the Whittington Hospital 83 years ago and have seen the damage that councils have done since, such as destroying the small lake near the tennis courts, which was a joy to see every spring when it was surrounded by crocus.

Then there's the waterfall that doesn't fall any more and the large lake that has been filled in with ghastly islands surrounded by awful decking, not to mention the disappearance of the bird aviary.

When the council last received a grant, the improvements were quite good, considering the place was in such an awful state. Any improvement would appear good but they still can't get the fountain opposite the improved grounds outside Lauderdale house working.


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So much for my moan, but I do wish the kids well and hope they get something they can really enjoy.

Leslie A Eckett

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