Stonebridge Adventure Playground to close for good today

Stonebridge Adventure Playgound will close for good today

Stonebridge Adventure Playgound will close for good today - Credit: Archant

Stonebridge Adventure Playground will be closing its doors for good today after almost four decades of serving the community.

Doug and Glynis Lee, collected their MBE for services to the community in 2010

Doug and Glynis Lee, collected their MBE for services to the community in 2010 - Credit: Archant

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.


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A full report, which includes pictures taken over the years, will be in this week’s Brent & Kilburn Times which is out on Thursday.

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