St James' Palace

A new £130,000 scheme has recently opened in East London. St James’ Park is packed full of fabulous new equipment that will keep local children amused for many years to come.

Consultations took place during the course of the year and a “Friends of” group was established to facilitate progress. The old park featured two distinct areas which have now been merged in to one, although a separate toddler area is still prevalent. As kids develop their climbing skills, agility and confidence, they can make their way to different sections of the playspace to try out more daring challenges. The newly formed group attended the opening day where 40 children from the local Barn Croft School were invited as guests of honour.

St James’ boasts a large bespoke robinia unit with its own wobbly bridge, loads of balancing and sliding kit and various swings. There are also some natural timber climbing blocks for ease of access, as well as an attractive pavilion for shelter with lots of natural planting.


The response from those attending has been amazing. Here are just a few comments –

“Hi Sandra, Thanks for your work on it, and accommodating our thoughts/requests. From what I have seen it is a much more pleasant environment for our kids to play in”. Kind regards, Phil.

“Hello Sandra, Thank you for all the work you have done with the park and I look forward to spending some time there with my family exploring the new facilities and yes, we hope to hold some great activities there in the future”. Thanks, Suzanne.

“Hi Sandra, Thank you to the whole team who contributed in renovating St James Park. It is nice and cheerful, my two boys (10 & 5) had a go on it on Tuesday evening; they did not want to leave until it was dark, they loved it. You put a big smile on our faces”. Rafika & family.


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