New Play Area Opens In Stapleford

New Play Area Opens In Stapleford

08/07/2019 - The new Play Area at Hickings Lane Recreation Ground, Stapleford has been officially opened , following £160,000 of improvements to the site.

Residents and Councillors at the opening of Hickings Lane Recreation Ground Play AreaDeputy Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Janet Patrick officially opened the new play area on Friday 5th July. This follows on from the first phase of the project, which saw a new Multi Use Games Area opened on the site this spring.

The new play area has an accessible rubber surface and features play equipment designed to accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities.

The central feature, a steel dome with a suspended rope climbing feature beneath is the star of the show and is complemented by traditional play units, swings, slides, a seesaw, trampoline and basket swing.

The total scheme, including the new games area was funded by a £93,000 grant from FCC Communities Foundation, along with a further £67,000 from Broxtowe Borough Council’s Pride in Parks scheme.

One of the primary users of the park, Stapleford Town Football Club contributed £1,000 towards the project and United Living, the Councils’ Home Modernisation Contractor provided a further £5000 towards the scheme. The football club together with Stapleford Community Group provided valuable support to the funding application in helping to undertake local consultation work

Snacks and refreshments were on sale at the opening event and families were encouraged to come along and try out the new equipment.

Councillor Helen Skinner, Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee said: “This £160,000 scheme is the most ambitious delivered so far in the Council’s Pride in Parks scheme and I’m really looking forward to seeing families in the Borough enjoy using the new facilities when they are officially opened and for years to come.”

Cheryl Raynor, FCC Communities Foundation’s local grant manager says: “We are delighted to have supported the Borough Council to bring this project to fruition, this is a fantastic facility for local people and one which can be enjoyed for years to come. FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and this is a great example of what can be achieved.”

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

For more information, contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3643, email or visit the Pride in Parks webpages.

For more information about FCC Communities Foundation funding contact Cheryl Raynor at or visit the FCC Communities Foundation website. (Opens in a New Window)

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