At our regular Open Meeting on Tuesday 4 June we discussed the proposal by the Brighton Open Air Theatre group to landscape the bowling green area into a dedicated, raked, open-air theatre.
At our May meeting the members of the Friends group who attended had decided to withdraw our own proposal for a community garden, on the understanding that many of the features we had included (sensory garden, wildlife-friendly habitats, disabled access, seating, table-tennis table) could be incorporated in the BOAT proposal.
The BOAT proposal has since received provisional approval by various Council officers and Councillors and they are now embarking on more detailed discussions about the basis on which they would lease this part of the Park.
Much of the discussion at the June meeting focused on the extent to which Park users would have access to the area during the summer months, when it was being used as a theatre. After being shut out of the area for 20 years we are very keen to be able to enjoy it all year round.
We really welcome your opinions and comments on this issue, and look forward to seeing you at future meetings.
The next meeting will be 7.30pm, 2 July, Bowls Hut.
The minutes of our May meeting are here: FoDRP minutes 13.05
The minutes of our June meeting are here: FoDRP minutes 13.06.04