Diversions around Burgess Park until March 2012 while it gets £6 million makeover

Anyone trying to walk or cycle across Burgess Park during the last few days has found an increasing number of obstacles in their way, as Southwark Council fences and boards off large parts of the green space in preparation for major works.

Commuters and local residents must use Camberwell Road, Albany Road, Wells Way and Coburg Road instead of usual short-cuts across the park, with renovations expected to continue until March 2012.

LCC's Mike Cavenett said, "The fences went up very quickly without much explanation, and there were plenty of confused cyclists and dog walkers in the park last week.

"Southwark Council has agreed to put up more notices on the edge of the park explaining the diversions, and hopefully the map here will help too."

The council won a competition run by the mayor to enhance selected green spaces in Greater London, and will benefit from a £6 million makeover (see below).

New cycle routes will form part of the proposed improvements.