The Stable Block in the park, near to Denmark Hill, is derelict and unusable. It is partly hidden behind bushes and undergrowth. FoRP believe that the Stable Block in Ruskin Park should be bought back into use, to benefit the local community.

The building will need needs substantial investment to make it fit for use. We will need to generate enough money to pay for ongoing costs and provide community space, so that whatever happens in the building benefits and supports people living in the area.

We have been given a grant from the Power to Change Trust’s Bright Ideas Fund to help us develop our ideas and our business plan. We are also talking to Lambeth Council about this and are supported by our local councillors.

Discovery Day, 20th May 2017

We held a site visit, which was an opportunity to talk to potential partners who could help us develop realistic and sustainable proposals for the building.

The stable block could become a café, space for artists, a nursery, meeting rooms, a music venue, an education space, a wedding venue or a space for family activities. FoRP is very interested in ideas that can boost our communities’ quality of life and wellbeing.

If your organisation has an idea for using this space and a possible plan for how this could be financed, we would like to speak to you.  Please contact stableblock@ruskinpark.org.uk