Pepys Park, SE8
During 2010/11, Lewisham Council spent almost £3 million on improvements to six public parks in and around the Pepys estate of North Deptford. Some of the key decisions taken following consultation with local residents were to improve lighting in the area, to plant more flowers and small shrubs, and to create different play environments for various ages of children. The redesigned spaces incorporate new paths, links and have removed physical and physiological barriers by removing railings. Additionally, new seating and lighting have been introduced, while access to the existing nature conservation area has been improved.