SOUTH EAST FINAL
london: reuters/ap 02 december 2008
additional reports from our intrepid south eastern correspondents
The last Myatt Garden Primary School playground team meeting for 2008 took place this month with a slightly reduced team but as always in good spirits and helped by the number of bottles on the table, the Brockley Gazette can reveal.
The team can look back at a very successful 2008: the upper playground is beautifully refurbished with a great design by John Eger and a much needed re-distribution of space, the addition of a shady pergola, a new access ramp for parents and children and a woodland area with birches and smaller plants.
Brockley Gazette has seen plans for phase two of this ambitious project that will require another round of fund raising which team member Moira C. confirmed the team has agreed to undertake in the coming year.
Architectual liaison manager Siobhan C. thanked the architect on behalf of the team for a very smooth running of the project and said: "We hope this great architectual firm will work with us in the next phase of this exciting project!"
The biggest effort according to project co-ordinator Anette S. will be to recruit more people for the next phase as quite a few have moved away or cannot continue due of work pressure.
"It is crucial that people understand how important a natural environment is for children", says funding executive Vicky S.
"The time and money spent on this is an investment in our future!"
"We need people and we need money", that's how Über-fundraiser Jo B. puts it blandly.
Otherwise I'll be the last woman standing...