Schools, clubs and families living in Tooting can now hire a new-look community space that’s undergone a £110,000 facelift.

The newly-refurbished pavilion at the Furzedown Recreation Ground is now available for use by for activities including children’s parties, local society meetings, homework clubs and other sports, educational and leisure uses.

The pavilion, which has been underused for some time, sits next to the old bowling green at this open space, known as the Furzedown Rec.

Funding for the pavilion’s upgrade has come from the Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF), which distributes money the council has levied on housing developers to help pay for community and neighbourhood infrastructure improvements in the borough.

Parks and open spaces spokesman Cllr Steffi Sutters said: “When we consulted on this idea last year local people were hugely in favour so I’m delighted we’ve been able to deliver a new community space that can be used for a whole range of recreational events, workshops and activities.

“It has brought back into community use a building and green space that has been largely inaccessible to the wider public for much of the last 30 years. Now it is a family friendly community hub that’s open to all.

“We hope it will be well-used by children, families, local groups, schools, clubs and the wider community.”

Over the past three years around £7.5m in WLF money has been spent on local initiatives including schemes to support safer communities, employment opportunities for young people, better pavements and improved playgrounds.

The upgrade to the Furzedown Rec pavilion, officially opened last week.