Monthly Archives: June 2014

Our Civic Day walk on 21 June a great success

Thanks to everyone who joined us on 21 June for our Civic Day walk.

We marked Civic Day this year with a visit to the Cricket Pavilion and a walk around the greens and open spaces of Cricket Green, giving local people a chance to talk about and make input to two Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bids being prepared by Merton Council:

  • Parks for People. This bid will focus on Canons house and grounds, and will be aimed at encouraging more people to use the area, finding a use for Canons house and understanding what makes the area special.
  • Townscape Heritage. This bid will focus on Cricket Green, London Road and Church Road. It is based around key buildings such as the Cricket Pavilion and Burn Bullock, and the ‘streetscape’.

If successful these bids could bring millions of pounds into the area.

We are working closely with the project manager, who is employed by Merton Council, as well as with the Mitcham Society, Friends of the Canons and Mitcham Cricket Club, to help these bids be a success.

There is still time to have your say on the bids – but be quick – the consultation period has technically come to an end. Squeeze your response in by filling in the response form at the bid web site http://www.canonspartnership.org.uk

 

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21 June Civic Day walk around Cricket Green

Our Civic Day event this year will tour the Canons and Cricket Green area and discuss ideas for two Heritage Lottery Fund bids being put together by Merton Council.

The walk will be no further than a mile and will probably last around 90 minutes. It will be led by Tony Burton. We will collect your thoughts and share them with the people putting the bid together.

This event is free and open to all – please invite friends and family to take part.

Gather at 11:00 on the green opposite the Cricket Pavilion. The walk will last about 90 minutes and will end at Park Place where those who wish to can enjoy lunch.

If you wish to join the walk please email to let us know.

Merton Council is preparing two Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bids:

  • Parks for People. This bid will focus on Canons house and grounds, and will be aimed at encouraging more people to use the area, finding a use for Canons house and understanding what makes the area special
  • Townscape Heritage. This bid will focus on Cricket Green, London Road and Church Road. It is based around key buildings such as the Cricket Pavilion and Burn Bullock, and the ‘streetscape’.

If successful these bids could bring millions of pounds into the area. We are working closely with the project manager, who is employed by Merton Council, as well as with the Mitcham Society and Friends of the Canons, to help these bids be a success.

Have your say now by filling in the response form at the bid web site www.canonspartnership.org.uk