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messagePeckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by TrevED 20 November, 2019 15:59

Out of interest, why aren't there any tennis courts or public basketball courts on the rye? Seems crazy given all the space and amount of interest there would be.

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by peckman 20 November, 2019 17:07

Adventure playground is up for let . Make a great 3 or 4 tennis courts . There is also a basketball court there .. I never understood why that's not accessible to the public . Five a side court would be great as well

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by raffertyhelen 20 November, 2019 21:40

Definitely would like to see the basketball court accessible to everyone as in Dulwich Park. My son loves basketball and could never understand why the nets were locked away.

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by TrevED 21 November, 2019 10:42

Does anyone know who or how to contact someone regarding this? I would call the Southwark Council but they're almost impossible to pin down.

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by Zippydoo 21 November, 2019 12:03

There used to be 2 tennis courts where the outdoor gym is now

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by McMurphy 23 November, 2019 21:38

if i can add my name to any email / petition to get tennis courts on the rye, i would be more than happy to do so.

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by cazzyr 25 November, 2019 21:47

The completely defunct and never used bowling green area would be great for tennis courts..

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by TrevED 26 November, 2019 11:35

Yes, I've often thought the bowling green as two tennis courts would be perfect.

No one on the forum knows who to contact? Hmmm, might have to take this onto twitter and report back.

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by Sue 26 November, 2019 11:52

cazzyr Wrote:
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> The completely defunct and never used bowling
> green area would be great for tennis courts..


I thought there were plans for the bowling green?

Can't remember what they were, though!

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by jimbo1964 27 November, 2019 10:56

Can't remember what they were, though!

Crazy Golf I think. Sounds expensive. I'd like to see some cricket nets. Dulwich Park nets are always busy.

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by toomuchchocolate 03 December, 2019 21:44

A few of the more local, smaller parks have tennis or basketball courts. Harold Moody Park in Nunhead has basketball. Telegraph Hill Park has tennis courts. I've definitely seen others.

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by hammerman 03 December, 2019 22:26

cazzyr Wrote:
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> The completely defunct and never used bowling
> green area would be great for tennis courts..

Seems a shame that they closed the bowling green area.

Isn't basketball an American thing?

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by Sue 04 December, 2019 00:23

jimbo1964 Wrote:
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> Can't remember what they were, though!
>
> Crazy Golf I think. Sounds expensive. I'd like to
> see some cricket nets. Dulwich Park nets are
> always busy.


Oh yes that's right, it was Crazy Golf. They had that at the Horniman over the summer I think.

But nothing seems to have been done for ages at the bowling green? Did they give up on their plans?

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by hwilliams 07 December, 2019 22:05

I'd love to have tennis courts in Peckham Rye! I live really close, but have to go to Dulwich park if I want to play.

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by Lollipop 09 December, 2019 17:42

The plans for mini golf were rejected by the council. The cost of playing was going to be well out of reach of many families. I'm not sure how successful/profitable the one in Hornimans was this past summer.

The Council is still looking for solutions for the area - however they say that it costs money to maintain the hut and they want something that will pay for its upkeep. So - tennis courts/basketball etc won't meet their approval.

The previous bowls club no longer exists and no one has come forward to start a new one.

It is a huge pity to see it sitting there unused. Friends of Peckham Rye park are hoping to install an opening near the Sexby Gardens so at least people can get into it (it is locked at the moment and not accessible). Any suggestions for its use that will meet Council approval(ie bring in revenue) would be gratefully received!

Sue Wrote:
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> jimbo1964 Wrote:
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> > Can't remember what they were, though!
> >
> > Crazy Golf I think. Sounds expensive. I'd like
> to
> > see some cricket nets. Dulwich Park nets are
> > always busy.
>
>
> Oh yes that's right, it was Crazy Golf. They had
> that at the Horniman over the summer I think.
>
> But nothing seems to have been done for ages at
> the bowling green? Did they give up on their
> plans?

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by peckman 09 December, 2019 17:57

I'd love to know what friends of peckham rye park do ? I'm sure they try their bes

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by peckman 09 December, 2019 18:00

Business plan please ?

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by Lollipop 12 December, 2019 13:46

peckman Wrote:
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> Business plan please ?

The Friends have not made any proposal for the old Bowls area - we are a small group of volunteers who work towards preserving and maintaining the park. Not a business or a charity even! Our main event is the fete in early September and we look after the wildlife garden.

It would be the Council that would fund a basketball or tennis court. And its they who will decide whats to be done with the Bowls area, though we (and anyone else who wishes to) have the opportunity to express our views on a proposal.

I understand that the Bowls area was discussed at a recent Community meeting and Matthew Hill who is a project manager for Southwark Council's leisure department is involved in preparing options for the Council to consider. His email is matthewhill22@southwark.gov.uk if anyone wishes to contact him

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by TrevED 14 December, 2019 12:58

Thanks for the replies and emails.

It's interesting that areas of a park need to bring in revenue. I get it, but the new kids playground must have cost a fortune and I don't see how it pays for itself (outside of parents spending at the cafe). Also, how the upkeep of the rugby/aussie rules (?!)/football areas pays for themselves is beyond me. I guess clubs pay a fee to the park?

Anyway, i'll look to send Matthew Hill an email smiling smiley

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by Lollipop 23 December, 2019 14:24

I'm afraid that everything has to pay its way these days! Southwark at least is still maintaining its parks to some extent - some boroughs are not.

The Friends put pressure on councillors to maintain and improve the park for all age groups. But Council budget constraints are a constant issue.

messageRe: Peckham Rye - Tennis & Basketball?
Posted by McMurphy September 06, 07:10PM

there's now a consultation on what should replace the bowling green, I've just submitted why I think a tennis court would be a great idea...

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