Search

Clerkenwell playground destroyed in suspected arson attack is reopened

06:20 13 May 2014

Cllr Caluori with young people at the reopening of the Three Corners Adventure playground

Cllr Caluori with young people at the reopening of the Three Corners Adventure playground

Archant

A children’s adventure playground has been reopened after it was burnt down in a suspected arson last year.

The Three Corners Adventure Playground, in Clerkenwell, had Islington Mayor Cllr Barry Edwards on hand to open the new playground.

Children and young people from the borough helped design the new structure, and Action Play were commissioned by Islington Council to carry out the rebuild.

Islington Council’s executive member for children and families, Cllr Joe Caluori said: “I know how much local children enjoy spending time at Three Corners Adventure Playground.

“We at the council saw how important it was to rebuild the playground so that local children were again able to play and have fun.

“The continued support during the disruption from children using the playground, parents and families, local community groups, play staff and councillors to rebuild Three Corners Adventure Playground is a testimony to the commitment in Islington for adventure play.”

Last year the wooden adventure play structure at the playground was destroyed in a suspected arson attack. Security has been improved to avoid similar incidents like last year’s fire, with lockable doors to the labyrinth area.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Islington News Stories

Yesterday, 16:47

A man whose home was wrecked by the Upper Street flooding has described the terrifying moment he opened his curtains to see six feet of water about to burst through the glass.

Yesterday, 17:37

Upper Street will be closed southbound “throughout the week” while workers deal with the aftermath of this morning’s flooding, Thames Water has confirmed.

Yesterday, 14:10

A 58-year-old Upper Holloway woman died after being hit by a coach.

Yesterday, 11:06

Islington’s sole opposition councillor has blasted the town hall for dragging its heels over the risk of flooding – something she says could have lessened this morning’s destruction.

Yesterday, 07:53

More than 100 people were forced to leave their homes this morning after a burst water main in Upper Street devastated the surrounding area.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Furious campaigners have lodged a formal complaint over the granting of £2million in Lottery cash to the Cally Park clock tower visitors’ centre.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Islington’s housing boss today called for the power to ban Airbnb users from renting out single rooms for more than 90 days.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Blackstock Road in Finsbury Park was closed at the height of the evening rush hour while police investigated a suspicious item left on a 106 bus.

PROMOTED CONTENT

If your favourite pair of shoes are on their way out, you might be thinking of throwing them away.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now