Park and community centre that nearly closed announces plans for new play area
We have announced a consultation for a new children’s play area after the park was saved by residents’ campaign.
Haywood Road Community Centre and its bowling green in Mapperley, which was proposed to be sold to housing developers last year, was saved by Gedling Borough Council in October, after listening to the concerns of hundreds of residents about its potential closure.
The park will now have a new lease of life and the council will be displaying proposed design plans at a consultation event at Haywood Road community Centre on Monday 23 April between 4pm to 8pm.
The proposed plans include the installation of a children’s play area, a boundary fence, tree and shrub planting and levelling the surface of the site. There are three proposed design schemes and the council are asking for comments and suggestions on the proposed schemes. Local residents have already been informed about the consultation and we are welcoming anyone who uses the park or potentially will in the future, to attend the consultation.
Councillor Peter Barnes, Portfolio Holder for Parks and Open Spaces said;
“It’s fantastic to see how far this park has come in such a short period of time. We have done exactly what our residents have asked us to do; we’ve stopped the park from being sold on to developers and we are transforming this space into something the whole community can enjoy.”