Stephen Timms today visited budding young designers at Kensington Primary School who have been working on a project to improve their local park; Plashet Park. Mr Timms met with pupils at the school to hear about their ideas for the park and discuss their concerns.

During the last year, Newham Council has been consulting with the local community about how they would like to see Plashet Park improved. The Council were awarded a grant from Heritage Lottery for £66,000 to come up with a ‘masterplan’ for the redevelopment. Once the plan is in place, the Council will apply for a grant of £1.7m to begin work on improving the park.

Speaking after the visit, Mr Timms said: “Plashet Park is very important to these children. Every child in the group wanted to see the return of Plashet Zoo – including the Butterfly House – so that they could enjoy seeing the animals as many of their parents did. And they wanted the toilets cleaned up.”

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