Did you know?
This is not a permanent playground. It has no definite future, and could be closed at any time by the Council. Please support our campaign to keep it open.
What is going on?
This site was bought by the Council in 1924 for public use. It was a swimming pool until 1980. Then it was closed, and has been derelict until last year, when this playground and café were built, with the suggestion that they could remain until 2009.
What has been proposed? There have been several schemes for commercial development of this site. But they were opposed, so the Government appointed an Inspector to make recommendations. The Inspector’s report said that this area should remain a public open space, respecting the conservation nature of the site, and also providing public toilets.
The new Council leader has promised to honour these recommendations.
What now? The playground still has no secure future. Please sign our petition asking the Council to keep the playground here permanently, and to make the rest of this riverside site a public open space.
Twickenham Riverside Terrace Group