Work to start this week on Haywood Road Park improvements


Works on a new £140,000 park and play area on Haywood Road, Mapperley will start this week.

The park will be closed from Monday 15 July for approximately six weeks whilst the works are carried out to create a new play area.

Gedling Borough Council and FCC Communities Foundation will jointly provide the funding for the new park. The council is providing £70,000 and a further £70,000.00 has been awarded from FCC Communities Foundation following a joint bid by the council and the Haywood Road Community Association.

Plans for the park include a rope pyramid, seesaws, slide, roundabout, balance beams, swings, picnic tables, benches and a table tennis area. The park and bowling green were saved from closure last year after the council listened to the concerns of hundreds of residents.

Councillor Peter Barnes, Portfolio Holder for Parks and Open Spaces said;

“It is great news that the work on the new park on Haywood Park is starting on Monday. We think it’s important to invest in our local parks and we would also like to thank the local community association who have worked with us to secure funding from FCC Communities Ltd.”

Paul Drury, Treasurer of Haywood Road Community Association said;

"We are delighted that work is finally beginning on the park, so many people came together to save Haywood Road Green and soon everyone in our community, young and old, will be able to enjoy the new facilities."