Greens Play Park is officially open!


Families flocked to the 'official' opening where the Mayor of Rushcliffe, Borough Councillor and Cotgrave Town Councillor, Mrs Christine Jeffreys undertook the special honour. Also in attendance were councillors from Cotgrave Town Council and councillors and officers from Rushcliffe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.

The site on Candleby Lane, now offers many items of inclusive play, including a wheelchair/pushchair friendly trampoline, roundabout, a selection of swings, seesaw, climbing frames, play boards, tunnel, ramp and an interactive games ‘Sona’ arch, with seating facilities for spectators to enjoy.

Funding was awarded from several sources including FCC Communities Foundation who granted £48,000 towards the equipment, Rushcliffe Borough Council awarded a £15,000 grant and provided the external park fencing and turf for the play area, and Nottinghamshire County Council who gave a £15,000 grant from its Local Improvement Scheme. The remaining cost has been funded by Cotgrave Town Council.

Cllrs Leo Healy and Darren Stothard from Cotgrave Town Council are delighted to announce that the play park is finally complete and open for the children to enjoy and is a fantastic replacement from the old tired park which was located on the Green.

Cllr Healy says “When we started this project almost 12 months ago, our vision was to create a playpark for the future, with equipment that was usable by all children especially our less able-bodied ones. I am sure you will agree we have surpassed ourselves. Our suppliers are HAGS who installed most of the equipment, and JUPITER who installed the interactive “Sona” arch.”

Cllr Stothard says ‘This is the play facility the local children choose from the consultation and they are all very excited to now be able to use the equipment.’

Cllrs Healy and Stothard are extremely grateful to all the funders, FCC Communities Foundation, Rushcliffe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, without whom we would have been unable to create a park with such a large appeal and variety of play equipment for all children to enjoy.