Stonebridge Adventure Playground to close for good today
PUBLISHED: 14:29 31 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:38 31 March 2015
Stonebridge Adventure Playground will be closing its doors for good today after almost four decades of serving the community.
Stonebridge Adventure Playground over the years
Children from Stonebridge Adventure Playground spell out Thanks for your support on balloons
Children at Stonebridge Adevture Playground are pleading to Brent Council not to break their heart by taking its funding away (Pic credit: Angela Blake)
Children and staff of Stonebridge Adventure Playground in Shakespeare Avenue have been given news of its closure
Stonebridge Adventure Playground - write on white boards to get their message across
Children from Stonebridge Adventure playground
ITV's Mr Motivator, born and bred in Brent with children from Stonebridge Adventure Playground in Shakespeare Avenue
Stonebridge Adventure Playground in Shakespeare Avenue faced closure. Parents and children marched to Harlesden to see council leader Paul Daisley in 1988 who saved the centre
Stonebridge Adventure Playground in Shakepeare Avenue has had a rich 40 year history, now to be shut down and demolished by Brent Council.
Ibrahim Taguri, Glynis Lee, Martin Francis at Stonebridge Adventure Playground in Shakespeare Avenue which has had all funding slashed by Brent Council who plan to demolish it to make way for a school expansion and housing
Audley Harrison with children from Stonebridge Adventure Playground
The centre in Shakespeare Avenue, Stonebridge, is being forced out by Brent Council to make way for new homes and the expansion of a primary school next door.
Since Glynis and Doug Lee MBE opened the centre in 1976, it has played a salient part in the life of young residents who are living in one of the most economically-deprived wards in the country.
It was a sad story of third time unlucky for the centre after two previous closure attempts in previous years were thwarted.
Mr and Mrs Lee, who were honoured by the Queen for their services to the community in 2010 will be hosting a goodbye barbeque today as they bid a sad farewell to a centre which is the heart beat of Stonebridge.
A full report, which includes pictures taken over the years, will be in this week’s Brent & Kilburn Times which is out on Thursday.