In previous months, complaints have been made about the state of the park. Residents have been concerned about unsafe play equipment, dog fighting, antisocial behaviour and weeds.
Along with local campaigners Craig Brown, Roberto Robles and Colin Heinink, the Liberal Democrat MP launched a petition, calling on Haringey Council to take urgent action and clean up Russell Park, including fixing the damaged playground areas.
On the visit, the MP for Hornsey and Wood Green spoke about the steps she was taking to push the Council into action, and noted down the residents’ further concerns.
Following the visit, Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“Russell Park is a lovely green space and community asset. There are play areas, a community centre and plenty of open grass.
“Unfortunately, though, the Labour-run Council has not been looking after the park properly. Swings have been chewed by dogs, the play areas are not locked at night, and weeds are overgrown in many areas.
“There are some fantastic local residents and friends of Russell Park, who work tirelessly to try and keep the park in order, but they need help.
“That’s why the local Liberal Democrats and I launched a petition, calling on the Council to take action. I hope as many residents as possible sign it!”