Council And Community Make Broxtowe Cleaner And Greener

Council And Community Make Broxtowe Cleaner And Greener

25/01/19 - Broxtowe’s Clean And Green Campaign has got off to a flying start since it launched in October, with real progress made in keeping the Borough tidy and improving parks and open spaces for all residents to enjoy.

Children from Beeston Fields Primary School join the Mayor and Mayoress of Broxtowe in planting bulbs alongside officers, Councillors, and members of the Beeston and District Civic Society.

Making Broxtowe Cleaner

Since the Clean and Green campaign launched in October 2018:

  • 63 litter bins have been refreshed.
  • 10 Community Clean up events have taken place across the Borough with 170 local residents joining Community Clean Teams to take part in the events. Two more are due to take place before the end of March.
  • Five individuals/groups who the Council wasn’t previously working with have been in touch about getting involved with the Clean and Green campaign.
  • Up to five waste days are being planned for February and March to enable resident to dispose of their bulky waste.
  • A further three waste days will take place at the Council’s Housing schemes over Easter.
  • Initiatives to reduce fly tipping at New Road and Narrow Road, Watnall have been successful, including new signage. There were 27 fly tipping incidents between April and August 2018 and this has since reduced to just two. Further work will now taking place at other hot spot sites, including the entrance to the sewage works on the A610.

The Mayor and Mayoress join the children of Beeston Rylands in re-opening Leyton Crescent Play Area

Making Broxtowe Green

The Pride in Parks initiative was launched in March 2018 with £250,000 for improvements to parks and open spaces across the Borough approved in 2018/19 and a further £250,000 in 2019/20.

Since it launched:

  • £5,000 of Pride in Parks funding was used to refurbish Broadgate Park play area in Beeston, alongside contributions from WREN, United Living North, Vinshire North and Tesco Bags of Help, giving a total scheme value of £87,000. It now features sand and water play tables, a giant swing, trampoline, climbing units and a 30 metre zip wire.
  • In Nuthall, £47,500 worth of play area improvements were unveiled at Redbridge Drive in July and in January 2019, £30,000 worth of improvement works were unveiled at Basil Russell Playing Fields.
  • The play area at Leyton Crescent in Beeston has benefited from its first major improvement works in over twenty years thanks to over £100,000 of funding from Pride in Parks, Nottinghamshire County Council, United Living and WREN.
  • £5,000 worth of new play equipment has been installed at Shilo Recreation Ground in Awsworth, with further improvements planned to the cricket pavilion at The Lane Recreation Ground in 2019.
  • In Brinsley, the wooden activity trail at Brinsley Recreation Ground has had new safety surfacing installed to make it a much more accessible and user friendly area.  Improvement works to the value of £17,000 have also been undertaken in the main play area.
  • In December 2018, children in Eastwood received an early Christmas present thanks to £28,000 worth of play area improvements at Mansfield Road Recreation Ground.
  • Millfield Road Play Area in Kimberley reopened just before Christmas with a bigger area, new surfacing, new swings for older children and an extended range of facilities for younger children. The £20,000 for the improvement works came from the Pride in Parks scheme.
  • £165,000 funding has been secured for new, state of the art facilities at Hickings Lane Recreation Ground in Stapleford thanks to £93,000 from WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund and £67,000 from the Pride in Parks scheme.
  • Upcoming projects include Jubilee Park in Greasley, which is currently closed for refurbishment, Hickings Lane Recreation Ground Stapleford, where a successful funding bid will enable a fully refurbished play area and new Multi Use games area totalling £165,000 to be provided, King George's Park, Bramcote, Sherman Drive Open Space, Chilwell and Hall Om Wong, Kimberley.

Local residents, businesses or community groups who are interested in getting involved in the Council’s Clean and Green campaign can download a resource pack at our Clean and Green webpage.

Find out more about Pride In Parks

Parks and Environment
tel: 0115 917 7777
tel: 0115 917 7777