Consultation on the long overdue £1.2 million redevelopment of the Dickens Square park has started.
On 5 July 2017, a TNRA delegation and other local stakeholders attended a meeting with council officers and Cllr Ian Wingfield, Southwark's Cabinet Member for Environment and the Public Realm. The Council is aiming to submit a planning application in Spring 2018. Subject to planning approvals, construction will start in January 2019 with the new square opening later that year.
The transformation of Dickens Square into an attractive and well designed park and leisure facility along the southern border of Trinity Village is a project that TNRA supports. However, that support is conditional on minimising the noise and nuisance that Dickens Square causes to local residents. With that objective in mind, we oppose moving the REPA adventure playground up to the border with Merrick Square and Bedford Row. The adventure playground should stay where it is or be moved closer to Harper Road.