Heath One O’clock club will continue to run all year round

The One O’clock club, at Hampstead Heath, will continue to run year-round, Monday to Friday, following feedback from staff and the public.

In addition, the City of London Corporation will be creating a new post of Play and Learning Project Officer, supported by a part-time Play Leader to run children’s play sessions with a new stronger focus on wildlife and the Heath’s natural environment. The two hour sessions will be run with a small charge which will be revinvested back into the service.

Following a review of services on the beauty spot, the City Corporation has confirmed that it will continue to provide play facilities on the Heath, while introducing new projects for youngsters to learn about and experience nature.

These new schemes will include a natural play project for families with children under the age of five and another working with young people not in employment to develop valuable work-related skills.

Bob Warnock, Superintendent at Hampstead Heath, said:

“When young people are connected to nature it has positive impacts on their education, physical health, emotional wellbeing, and personal and social skills. We are grateful to staff and the public. Their input is helping us move towards a more focussed learning and play offer for children from the Heath’s local communities.”