Mayor of Sutton opens new Carshalton Park gates
The mayor of Sutton officially opened a new set of gates in Carshalton Park last weekend to celebrate a new partnership.
It comes following a £31,000 refurbishment of the park, with help from the Round Table, Friends of Carshalton Park and the Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee.
The gates were funded by the council's fund for community projects, which included repairing 17 crumbling stone pillars.
Members of the Round Table also raised £5,000 towards the project.
A pedestrian gate has been added to the park, while the old gates have been widened to four metres.
Councillor Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee, said: "This is an excellent example of people working together to provide a value-for-money solution to a local problem. "The park looks smart now and is a superb resource for the community and a great venue for special events."
Phil Blake, of the Round Table, said: "The old gates were so narrow that lorries found it very difficult to get through.
"Now they can get in and out easily and the pedestrian gate makes like simpler for everyone to use the park whenever they like."
The popular park hosts a range of events, including the June Carshalton Carnival and the Environmental Fair on August Bank Holiday Monday.