Schools consult over parks plan

 Sept 2014 update - Return of school’s park plan
Local schools are consulting over a plan to incorporate part of Riverside Park into their grounds for school children's use.

It would mean re-routing the current footpath and re-fencing an area behind the infant and junior schools, so it can be clean of dog excrement and made secure and suitable for outside learning activities in areas such as PE, science and geography. Some 700 children at the infant, junior and pre-schools would benefit.


The secondary school would also benefit from clean, well-drained football pitches for after school events. However the sports pitches currently available for public hire would remain available in the evenings and weekends when not in use by the schools.

Letters from the schools and the council have been distributed to parents and neighbours explaining the plans in more detail, and a public meeting takes place in the Infant School hall on Wednesday December 12 at 7.15pm, when the Cabinet member for Children’s Services and Learning, council officers and members of the school community will be present to answer questions and listen to views. 

Comments, either to support or object to the plans, can be This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 21, 2007.

Sept 2014 update - Return of school’s park plan

January 30, 2009: The Council  has issued a further appropriation notice in the Daily Echo on 30/1/09 (page 68), giving until February 27 for written objections. This is, according to a comment on this thread, apparently because the  second statutory notice did not appear in the Echo dated January 20.

Written objections can be sent, until Feb 27, 2009,  to:

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Solicitor to the Council                      
Southampton City Council            
Civic Centre
SO14 7LT

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The record of the Executive Decision of September 2008 relating to this is here.

UPDATE November 30, 2009: Echo reports notices advertising selling off of lease.

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