Sunday, 8 April 2018

Twinkle Park to get its pond back

Twinkle Park at the bottom of Watergate St is one of the hidden secrets of Deptford - it used to be one of my favourite haunts in happier days when its pond was a beautiful centrepiece.


Sadly and somewhat mysteriously in October 2013 it sprang a leak and all the water drained out overnight.


Since that time the pond has remained empty, and has turned into a kind of grassy crater in the middle of the park. Not really what was intended.

So I was delighted to discover that the Twinkle Park Trust, which manages the park and neighbouring Charlotte Turner Gardens, has finally raised funds to pay for the pond to be relined and renovated.

Work on the pond is due to start tomorrow (Monday 9th April) and is expected to take about a month. Twinkle Park Trust is hoping to celebrate the reinstatement of the pond at its summer festival this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A local wag once opined that the name of the park came from the neighbourhood's affection for broken glass..

Still, these days probably shards from champagne flutes of excellent breeding.