Play boost for Tulse Hill estate

open air ribbon-cutting ceremony
Cllr Sonia Winifred cuts a ribbon to open the Tulse Hill estate’s new playground

A ribbon cutting ceremony for new playground on the Tulse Hill estate yesterday (1 June) marked the completion of on an £800,000 project to improve the local environment.

The Lambeth council project saw 70 per cent of the estate resurfaced, as well as the installation of the new playground, extra cycling storage, bin sheds, traffic calming measures and a rain garden created to help prevent flooding.

The estate, which runs on either side of Tulse Hill, and partly backs onto Brockwell Park, has almost 900 properties.

The improvement works were decided in partnership with the estate’s residents via meetings and conversations.

Cllr Sonia Winifred, estate representatives and local children toured the estate to inspect the work and to discuss local issues.

Councillor Maria Kay, council cabinet member for housing and homelessness, said: “I’m delighted that these works have been completed, it’s a real improvement to the look and feel of the estate, as well as providing important new infrastructure like bin stores and bike racks.

“Meetings were held with residents to decide what work should be done and there were follow up-get togethers.

“It’s great to now see the fruits of everyone’s labour here.”

cycle store on council  estate
New cycle store on the Tulse Hill estate

Improvements to the estate include:

  • Resurfacing of the roadways
  • Traffic calming measures, including a one-way system
  • New line markings
  • Creation of angled parking spaces
  • Community designed green spaces
  • New bin stores
  • New cycles stores
  • Creation of a rain garden.