Stapleford Recreation Ground Bulb Planting
Tuesday 13th October will see local children from Albany Primary School taking part in bulb planting at Stapleford’s Pasture Road Recreation Ground alongside Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey.
The planting is the finishing touch to the capital works project completed earlier in the year which has greatly improved access to this popular leisure space.
The whole project, which was led by Groundwork Greater Nottingham, has seen the creation of a network of new footpaths around the recreation ground.
These link access points and other areas of the park, including its football pitches and playground. Seating has been installed at strategic points around the new footpaths, allowing users to relax, sit and spend time with families and friends. The bulb planting will bring colour and interest to the park during the spring months.
The recreation ground was an open, grassed playing-field with football pitches and play area. Previously people were deterred from using it, especially during the winter months when access was difficult. Enjoying the area all-year-round was even more difficult for wheelchair users, people using mobility scooters and parents and carers with pushchairs. The new paths have greatly improved this situation and the bulb planting will add to people’s enjoyment of the park.
Funding for the work has come from The Veolia Environmental Trust, who awarded £21,170 through the Landfill Communities Fund and Broxtowe Borough Council who provided £10,118 towards the work.
The Council is very proud of its Community Green Spaces and the works undertaken here have further enhanced this already popular park. The bulbs will provide a vibrant splash of colour in early spring for visitors to enjoy said Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council and Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Environment, Councillor Richard Jackson.
The Manager of Groundwork Nottingham’s Places Team, Jo Phelan, says, Groundwork are delighted the local community will now be able to enjoy Pasture Road Recreation Ground all year round. We are committed to improving green spaces within our communities and have worked closely with Broxtowe Borough Council and Stapleford Community Group to secure funding and ensure a successful project has been delivered.