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Have Your Say On Broxtowe Parks

19th June 2019 Broxtowe Borough Council Tags: 4 Comments

How is your local park or open space performing? Broxtowe residents are being encouraged to get online and have their say on a selection of the parks and open spaces in Borough to help ensure they meet the ‘Broxtowe Standard’.

The questionnaire is available at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/parkssurvey (Opens in a New Window)and asks residents to rate their chosen parks or open spaces on a number of areas including how welcoming they are, signage, cleanliness, access and facilities available.

“We know that our residents share our love for our parks and want to keep improving them for future generations to enjoy. In the last year the Council has spent £589,500 on parks across the Borough thanks to its Pride In Parks Initiative and the help of external funding. This year, even more parks are set to benefit from the initiative which aims to ensure that residents across the Borough have an opportunity to enjoy quality open space and play facilities, so we’re really keen to hear from as many people as possible to help inform our improvement programme,” said Councillor Helen Skinner, Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee.

Following last year’s consultation, the Council have listened to residents and have made many improvements including:

  • Bramcote Hills Park, Bramcote – Park users told us that some of the fitness equipment needed replacing. We recently installed 2 new items for people to use.
  • Chetwynd Road Recreation Ground, Chilwell – Following comments from residents, a new access barrier has been installed to make the entrance more secure.
  • Jubilee Park, Eastwood – The Play Area surfacing was washed and repaired
  • Mansfield Road Recreation Ground, Eastwood – Responses from last year’s survey suggested the area was in need of upgrading. Thanks to Pride in Parks, a £26,000 scheme of improvements was completed in late 2018.
  • Hall Om Wong Park, Kimberley – Park users told us that the play area needed refreshing and that some of the access routes needed improving. Following the consultation, we’re submitting a bid for £50,000 for works to improve these areas.
  • Hickings Lane, Stapleford – A successful bid for external funding has allowed for a major makeover of the park including a new Multi-Use Games Area and a fully renovated Play Area.
  • Queen Elizabeth Park, Stapleford – Visitors to the park said that paths needed improving. Repairs have been undertaken and the access from the entrance on Toton Lane is much improved.
  • The questionnaire will run on the Council’s website until 31st July.

    Complete the Broxtowe Parks Survey for 2019

    4 Comments

    1. J Barto 2 years Reply

      Whilst the Stapleford Community Group website shows a picture of Ilkeston Road Recreation ground as the heading to ‘Have Your Say On Broxtowe Parks, however, when clicking on the questionnaire there is no mentioning of this recreation ground in the survey. Just wondering??

      • staplefordcommunitygroup 2 years Reply

        The Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground has had improvements already. It is just a random picture of one of the local parks.

        • J Barto 2 years Reply

          I am not questioning the use of the picture but more the fact that Ilkeston Recreation Ground is not mentioned in the survey whilst the Hickings Lane Recreation Ground is -with very recent improvements.

          • staplefordcommunitygroup 2 years Reply

            Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground is not mentioned as it had money spent on it not long ago. The ones mentioned are the ones that possibly need improvement

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