Long-term plan for Brixton playground

Dexter Road adventure playgroundBIGKID Foundation is to take over the running of Dexter Adventure Playground on Railton Road with a ten-year lease from the council after a tender process involving 19 groups.

Cllr Jane Pickard, deputy cabinet member for schools and young people, said: “This is great news as I know how important it is for people in Brixton to have this site meeting their needs.

BIGKID presented an exciting and sustainable business plan which will bring fresh life to this site and ensure that it becomes a place the local children, young people and families can be proud of.”

BIGKID, which runs a programme based in Stockwell, has been operating in Lambeth for ten years. Shaninga Marasha, founder and CEO, said BIGKID was delighted to be taking over the adventure playground.

“We are grateful to everyone who supported our bid and are looking forward to working with local young people and their families to deliver needs-led activities including sports, youth club and adventure play sessions. Make sure you come and visit us.”