The Wood Street Plaza park and play area will re-open on April 12 following a £2 million investment earlier this year

A party will take place in the park next month

A party will take place in the park next month

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A party has been announced to celebrate the re-opening of a park and children's play area. 

As part of Waltham Forest Council's on-going regeneration programme, £2million was invested in refurbishing the plaza park and play area in Wood Street, Walthamstow. 

The area has been closed for most of this year as refurbishment works take place.

These include improved play equipment and new facilities, such as a tree platform and climbing frame.

A new public footpath has also been added from the plaza to Wood Street Indoor Market.

To celebrate the re-opening, Wood Street's First Events Committee has organised a party at the park on April 12 from midday to 3pm. 

Entertainment includes an appearance from Disney mascots Mickey and Minnie, a clown, balloonist and a magician. Children could also win prizes in the Easter art and fancy dress competition.  

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2:10pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Dave mp says...

How long before someone has an accident on the new equipment and items are removed for 'health and safety reasons' or the park is closed again because of vandalism.
Obviously i hope not but nowadays when no-one does anything in the area about anti-social behaviour, who can tell?
How long before someone has an accident on the new equipment and items are removed for 'health and safety reasons' or the park is closed again because of vandalism. Obviously i hope not but nowadays when no-one does anything in the area about anti-social behaviour, who can tell? Dave mp
  • Score: -4

2:19pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Sam Hain says...

What a positive response, Dave! I've not noticed any such problems with the many other similar new play schemes that have been unveiled in recent months. I obviously need to take my rose-tinted spectacles off.
What a positive response, Dave! I've not noticed any such problems with the many other similar new play schemes that have been unveiled in recent months. I obviously need to take my rose-tinted spectacles off. Sam Hain
  • Score: 3

2:20pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Vandalism will prevail here no doubt with the drug dealing hoodlums controlling the territory as the police are nowhere to be seen in case they cause offence.
Vandalism will prevail here no doubt with the drug dealing hoodlums controlling the territory as the police are nowhere to be seen in case they cause offence. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

2:41pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Sam Hain wrote:
What a positive response, Dave! I've not noticed any such problems with the many other similar new play schemes that have been unveiled in recent months. I obviously need to take my rose-tinted spectacles off.
You must have Cranberry tinted spectacles on, you should get real? We have seen it all before. Will be lucky to last five minutes.
[quote][p][bold]Sam Hain[/bold] wrote: What a positive response, Dave! I've not noticed any such problems with the many other similar new play schemes that have been unveiled in recent months. I obviously need to take my rose-tinted spectacles off.[/p][/quote]You must have Cranberry tinted spectacles on, you should get real? We have seen it all before. Will be lucky to last five minutes. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -7

4:08pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Sam Hain says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Sam Hain wrote:
What a positive response, Dave! I've not noticed any such problems with the many other similar new play schemes that have been unveiled in recent months. I obviously need to take my rose-tinted spectacles off.
You must have Cranberry tinted spectacles on, you should get real? We have seen it all before. Will be lucky to last five minutes.
Oh, purleeese!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sam Hain[/bold] wrote: What a positive response, Dave! I've not noticed any such problems with the many other similar new play schemes that have been unveiled in recent months. I obviously need to take my rose-tinted spectacles off.[/p][/quote]You must have Cranberry tinted spectacles on, you should get real? We have seen it all before. Will be lucky to last five minutes.[/p][/quote]Oh, purleeese! Sam Hain
  • Score: 5

4:43pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Sam Hain wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Sam Hain wrote:
What a positive response, Dave! I've not noticed any such problems with the many other similar new play schemes that have been unveiled in recent months. I obviously need to take my rose-tinted spectacles off.
You must have Cranberry tinted spectacles on, you should get real? We have seen it all before. Will be lucky to last five minutes.
Oh, purleeese!
Is the soap suds that the ferals released in the newly opened fountain at the time just a distant memory or do you partake in the wearing of cranberry tinted spectacles also?
[quote][p][bold]Sam Hain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sam Hain[/bold] wrote: What a positive response, Dave! I've not noticed any such problems with the many other similar new play schemes that have been unveiled in recent months. I obviously need to take my rose-tinted spectacles off.[/p][/quote]You must have Cranberry tinted spectacles on, you should get real? We have seen it all before. Will be lucky to last five minutes.[/p][/quote]Oh, purleeese![/p][/quote]Is the soap suds that the ferals released in the newly opened fountain at the time just a distant memory or do you partake in the wearing of cranberry tinted spectacles also? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -6

4:43pm Thu 27 Mar 14

VillageIdiot69 says...

I'm going to have a look at Paddy Power and see what the odds are of someone putting washing up liquid in the fountains again within 24 hours of it re-opening.
I'm going to have a look at Paddy Power and see what the odds are of someone putting washing up liquid in the fountains again within 24 hours of it re-opening. VillageIdiot69
  • Score: -9

6:57pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

VillageIdiot69 wrote:
I'm going to have a look at Paddy Power and see what the odds are of someone putting washing up liquid in the fountains again within 24 hours of it re-opening.
Odds on favourite.
[quote][p][bold]VillageIdiot69[/bold] wrote: I'm going to have a look at Paddy Power and see what the odds are of someone putting washing up liquid in the fountains again within 24 hours of it re-opening.[/p][/quote]Odds on favourite. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -11

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