Flying The Flag for New Diamond Jubilee Playing Fields
18/06/2012 - Coronation Park, Eastwood has been flying the flag for local parks after it became the latest of four parks in Broxtowe Borough to receive special Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields status, in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Margaret Handley, joined Town Mayor of Eastwood, Councillor Brian Griffin to unveil a commemorative plaque, donated by the Fields in Trust overlooking the Bowling Green.
The popular town centre park celebrated its new designation with the unveiling of the commemorative plaque, which have also been installed in the borough's three other Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields in Broadgate Park, Beeston; Hall Om Wong Open Space, Kimberley and Queen Elizabeth Park, Stapleford. Each site was nominated by Broxtowe Borough Council.
The special status also celebrates the completion of extensive improvements to the site's sports pavilion, children's play area, multi-use games area, resurfaced pathways and car park.
The award offers each of the parks protection as areas of green space for the public to enjoy and enables the Council to bid for funding to further improve the sites.
Fields in Trust is a national charity which operates throughout the UK to ensure everyone has access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. Four sites in the borough have been designated as part of the national Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge to permanently protect 2,012 outdoor recreational spaces.
For more information about the newly-designated Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on the information provided on the right.
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