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14th June 2017 Broxtowe Borough Council, Latest News, Nottingham County Council Tags: , , 0 Comments

This evening one of the Agenda items at Broxtowe Borough Councils Leisure and Environment Committee is the Funding Awards for the Judson Avenue Play Area. 

A group of residents formed a Committee called the Friends Of Judson Avenue Play Area, with the aim of raising funds to pay for the much needed improvements to the Judson Avenue Play Area.

 They applied successfully to the Tesco Bags For Help- Funding Awards and eventually received £5,000 from this scheme.

 They also received funding from Nottinghamshire County Council which was supported by former County Councillor Jacky Williams during her time as County Councillor, who also made a donation from the County Council Division Fund which all County Councillors receive.

The report of the Deputy Chief Executive below is taken from the Agenda which the Committee will discuss this evening.


1. Purpose of report
To advise the Committee of success in securing funding for work at Judson Avenue play area, Stapleford.

2. Background
In partnership with the Friends of Judson Avenue Play Area, an application was submitted to the Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) Supporting Local Communities fund for funding towards work at this site.
The Borough Council has been advised that the bid was successful and that we will receive an allocation of £9,200 to meet the cost of new perimeter fencing, a gate and new swings at the site. This will replace the existing fencing around the play area as well as equipment that is now at the end of its useful life.

3. Financial Implications
There are no additional revenue implications as the maintenance costs for the site are included in the Open Spaces revenue budget.
A match funding contribution of £2,100 from the Open Spaces revenue budget was included in the bid to NCC and will go towards refurbishing play equipment.

The Committee is asked to RESOLVE that a supplementary capital estimate of £9,200 for the provision of new fencing, gate and play equipment in the play area at Judson Avenue Open Space, Stapleford funded by Nottinghamshire County Council Supporting Local Communities funds, be approved.


We would like to thank the Friends of Judson Avenue Play Area and of course former County Councillor Jacky Williams for the hard work they have put into this as it will bring the much needed improvements to this local play area.

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