Revamped Stapleford play park receives final touches from schoolchildren
A REVAMPED play park in Stapleford has received its final touches from eager children.
Pupils from Albany Primary School had the chance to plant their own bulbs at Pasture Road Recreation Ground on Tuesday – which will bloom into flowers in the spring.
It marks the final piece in a £30,000 project which has already seen new pathways, benches and flowers introduced.
The large playing facility is used by many of the school’s pupils.
Lewis Tivey, a teacher at the school, said: “It was a fantastic experience for both the children and the adults.
“The children enjoyed getting stuck in with planting the bulbs and learned a great deal from the adults who led the session.”
Funding for the overall scheme has been supplied by Veolia Environmental Trust and Broxtowe Borough Council.
Adam Rolinson, ten, said: “It was a good experience.
“We used lots of equipment which I found a lot of fun. I also learned lots of things about planting bulbs.”
Lexi Scott, nine, said: “It was interesting and fun – although it was hard with the gloves on.”
The scheme was led by Groundwork Greater Nottingham.
Before the paths were put in, the ground was an open field and was particularly difficult for walkers in the winter.
Richard Jackson, leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, said: “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.”
Jo Phelan, manager at Groundwork Nottingham’s Places Team, said: “Groundwork is delighted the local community will now be able to enjoy Pasture Road Recreation Ground all year round.
“We are committed to improving green spaces in our communities and have worked with Broxtowe Borough Council and Stapleford Community Group to secure funding and ensure a successful project has been delivered.”
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