Two mums from Plumstead have secured £60,000 to make improvements to Winn's Common Playground.

Rhonda Josephs and her friend Caroline Guerra have taken the initiative to make the Plumstead playground accessible to all, with new equipment being installed later this month.

The main feature will be a large play ship, as well as three other pieces of equipment that are disability inclusive.

Rhonda told News Shopper: "We have always felt that Winn's Common Playground has so much potential with its great location on the Common, surrounded by green space and having the paddling pool and ball court next to it.

"However, it's often overlooked as it's surrounded by hedges, with many people not knowing that it even exists, so we decided to try and raise its profile by applying for funding for the playground via our local volunteers group "Friends of Plumstead Common".

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The mums did a lot of research into the best ways to apply for funding and armed with all this new knowledge they embarked on applying for the RBG's Neighbourhood Growth Fund.

Rhonda said: "It was an arduous task at times but we were closely supported by Robert Goring and his team at RBG's Parks and Open Spaces.

"We also contacted our local Councillors from Plumstead, Glyndon and Shooter's Hill wards (the Playground is on the border of all three wards) who each contributed a large amount of ward budget towards the project."

The new playground equipment has arrived and will start to be installed at Winn's Common Playground, in Plumstead, later this month.

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Rhonda said that the overall support has been overwhelming and local people have really got on board with a team of volunteers helping to paint the park this weekend, with lunch kindly being donated by Asda in Charlton.

Rhonda continued: "With the money raised we have been able to order some fantastic new inclusive play equipment, including a large galleon style play ship, which will be the first of it's kind in the borough of Greenwich.

"We now look forward to the work being completed well in time for the busy summer holiday."