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NEW MULTI USE GAMES AREA UNVEILED IN STAPLEFORD

28/05/2019

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Michael Brown joined Pete Scott, Chair of Stapleford Town Football Club and Town Mayor of Stapleford, Councillor Ray Darby.

The new area has high ball rebound fencing around all side and allows both football and basketball to be played. There is also a set of cricket stumps within the fencing to maximise the number of sports that can take place. New markings for the sports have been created on the tarmac surfacing and the area has been very well received.

The total scheme, which also includes a full refurbishment of the play area, was funded by £93,000 grant from FCC Communities Foundation, along with a further £67,000 from Broxtowe Borough Council’s Pride in Parks scheme. One of the primary users of the park, Stapleford Town Football Club also contributed £1,000 towards the project with the payment made to the Council at the opening event. The football club together with Stapleford Community Group provided valuable support to the funding application in helping to undertake local consultation work.