Thamesmead superheroes

More than 50 residents came to celebrate Thamesmead's newly refurbished play space in Manorway Green recently.

Superheroes were out in force on Wednesday, 30 August to celebrate Thamesmead’s newly refurbished play space in Manorway Green.
Situated off Manor Close and Goldcrest Close, more than 50 Thamesmead residents braved the rain to play on the swings and slides and enjoy the bouncy castle, face painting and arts and crafts that were on offer.

Peabody's Director of Landscape & Placemaking for Thamesmead, Dr Phil Askew said: "Thank you to everyone who attended today’s event and made the effort to dress up as their favourite superhero. It is great to hear that so many people have already started using the play area on a regular basis.

"We have invested in a number of new play and activity spaces in Thamesmead since the beginning of the year and will continue to invest in the green open spaces in Thamesmead for residents to enjoy.”

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       Dominka Matis with three-year-old daughter Nina Matis

Mum of two, Dominka Matis said: "The playground is much improved, before it was just swings, now there is a lot more on offer. I have two daughters, aged three and four and a younger son too, being so local we try and come every day. I also like the fact there are no dangerous roads - you can walk for miles on paths.”

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Left to right: Three-year-old Tejas-Tomasz Arora playing on the slide and Four-year-old Batman, Flynn Tremayne

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  Three-year-old Spiderman, Tejas-Tomasz Arora with mum Ewa Arora
Mum Ewa Arora said: "We come to the park every day, Tejas-Tomasz loves the new long slide and has really enjoyed himself today on the bouncy castle and running around catching bubbles."

Thamesmead regeneration scheme 

As part of our regeneration scheme for Thamesmead, Peabody has created and refurbished the following open spaces in Thamesmead since the beginning of the year (2017):

  • Manorway Green play space
  • Middle Way outdoor gym, and
  • Curlew Close skate park

These in addition to Gallions Reach Park which offers a natural habitat environment for wildflower meadows and 800 new trees.
Peabody is also working in partnership with London Borough of Bexley and Royal Borough of Greenwich to improve both the Thames Path and The Ridgeway for pedestrians and cyclists.