Richard MacRae writes: Stapleford Community Group would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation last year with regards the plans to improve Peatfield Road Recreation Ground.
You may already be aware that a very successful grant of £21,000 was awarded and the work is set to commence on Monday 2nd March.
There will be some slight disruptions during the much needed improvements but we are sure these will be minimal and once completed you will enjoy the park even more.
If you have any questions or concerns then please contact our Chairman on 0774 034 4427.
The funding, from Veolia Environmental Trust will be help make improvements to the site including a new circular footpath around the Recreation Ground, as well as seating and bulb planting.
The new path will be similar to that introduced at the nearby Hickings Lane Recreation Ground which has proved to be very popular with park visitors of all ages.
Councillor Greg Marshall, Portfolio Holder for Environment said: “The Council is delighted that this bid has been successful. The funding will help us to continue to work with partners including Groundwork to improve our parks and open spaces so they can be enjoyed by all Broxtowe residents.”
Broxtowe Borough Council will fund the remaining £10,000 required for the project.
Stapleford Community Group** were also pivotal in securing the funding, assisting with consultation work for the bid.
Works will begin later this year and local schoolchildren will be invited to take part in the bulb planting.
**Peatfield Road Recreation Ground as it is better known, the consultation involved meeting people on the park and delivering a questionnaire to ask local residents what they wanted on the park. The results all gathered and submitted with the funding application.
So many changes for the good are happening in Stapleford North Ward.
You will remember http://bramcotetoday.org.uk/2013/02/24/petition-to-save-peatfield-court-stapleford/