This entrance is much used by local residents, many of whom are pushing kids buggies and whose progress has been hampered in the past by the puddles, verging on mini-ponds, that invariably form there when it rains. Some large ones have been seen with the recent rainy october.
Now works are being done to solve this problem. A drainage ditch has been dug and a pipe inserted which drains the area into the nearby little stream (the same one that feeds the three ponds in that area) Tarmac resurfacing to be done shortly will then create an even surface for everyone. Now to fix the blocked culvert which causes a veritable stream to flow along the Capital Ring pathway near the cricket pavillion. That stream has been seen a few times recently. Thames Water, where are you?
We are hoping that the contractor laying the tarmac will also soon address the surfacing of the various exercise machine areas around the park, where installation started in March but then ground to a halt with the lockdown. The exercise machines destined for the area next to the cricket pavillion are eagerly anticipated, especially with the impending new lockdown.