We wanted to let local residents and Park users know what is happening on Brockwell Park and Streatham Common. Following the recent events that have taken place and the unseasonably wet weather during June.
Despite precautions set in place by the organisers of the Found Festival the area around the copse has suffered some damage during the build and de-rig of this event.
EventLambeth and the Lambeth Parks team have been working closely to assess the reinstatement required and ensure that it took place as soon as possible. Some of that work has now taken place but the ground needs to dry out before more can be done to prevent further damage occurring.
EventLambeth and the Lambeth Parks team have met with the organisers of SUNFALL and the Lambeth Country Show to look at ground conditions and any additional precautions that are required to protect the areas that have been reinstated and prevent further damage to the park.
It has come to light that there are several areas of stagnant water where the grounds have not been able to drain sufficiently after heavy rainfall and a decision has been made following several assessments with both Lambeth Parks and EventLambeth to ensure the safety of the public that the site area for the Sunfall event taking place on the 9 July will move to cover a new footprint. This footprint will result in the footpath from Herne Hill Gate up to Brockwell Hall being inaccessible during the hours of 09:00 until park closure at approximately 21:00 on Saturday 9 July. The footpath will remain open during all other build days.
There will be stewards directing all park users as well as signage clearly stating alternative routes around the park during these hours. This decision has not been made lightly and will enable us to protect the park. Furthermore, additional reinstatement will take place on the affected areas this Friday 8 July to help better drain the water ahead of the Lambeth Country Show.
There are no large events scheduled after the Lambeth Country Show until November and this provides time for further reinstatement to take place should it be necessary.
Unfortunately, due to inclement weather conditions, a decision was made by the organisers to cancel the Day of Portugal. A plan was put in place to manage the de-rig but there was still some ground surface damage to the Common.
Reinstatement commenced on the 16 June with work to level out the rutting.
EventLambeth and the Lambeth Parks team have met with the organisers of Garage Nation to look at ground conditions and any additional precautions that are required to protect the areas that have been reinstated and prevent further damage to the Common, including additional ground protection.
There are no large (5000+ attendees) events scheduled for Streatham Common for the rest of the summer season which will enable further work to take place, should it be required.
All event organisers are required to pay for any reinstatement required following an event – a deposit is held by the council specifically for this and should costs exceed the deposit held the event organiser is required to pay the difference.
If you have any questions please contact the Events Team directly on 020 7926 6207 or on firstname.lastname@example.org.