Big Kid to take on Dexter playground


LAMBETH: BIG KID Foundation is poised to sign a 10-year lease on Dexter Adventure Playground in Brixton.

Some 19 community groups submitted tenders for the site in Railton Road. BIGKID has been operating in Lambeth for ten years and has a strong track record of delivering youth-led community projects.

Cllr Jane Pickard, Deputy Cabinet Member, said: “This is great news as I know how important it is for people in Brixton to have this site meeting their needs. BIGKID presented an exciting and sustainable business plan which will bring fresh life to this site and ensure that it becomes a place the local children, young people and families can be proud of. I’m really looking forward to it fully re-opening.”

The council is currently in the process completing its handover to BIGKID, before services can swiftly get up and running.

Shaninga Marasha, BIGKID founder and CEO, said: “BIGKID is really delighted to be taking over Dexter Adventure Playground. It’s a great site which is well loved by the community and it has so much to offer. It’s a huge honour to have been chosen to take it on and we are grateful to everyone who supported our bid.

“We are really looking forward to working with local young people and their families to deliver some excellent needs-led activities including sports, youth club and adventure play sessions. Make sure you come and visit us.”

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