£50,000 park improvements plan in Nuthall

OVER £50,000 worth of improvements are being made to the Basil Russell playing field in Nuthall.

Nuthall Parish Council has arranged for new play park equipment, new pathways and fencing, a family picnic area and a complete makeover of the public toilets.

There will also be a new non-turf cricket pitch for the kids to play on, thanks to £10,000 funding arranged by Kimberley Institute Cricket Club, which plays on the field.

Nottinghamshire County Council agreed to a £40,000 grant after residents complained about the state of the park following a sports week event last year.

The parish council hosted the Nuthall Sports Week last August, but the town’s residents said after the event there needed to be more facilities for the children and the toilet area in particular ‘let the park down’.

The parish council applied for a further grant to revamp the tennis courts, but it was turned down.

The sports day event is going ahead on the park again this year and will take place between August 1 and 15.

There will be a whole host of sports and activities for children and teenagers to enjoy every day between 10am and 3pm including five-a-side football, golf, tennis, bowling and cricket, an arts and crafts tent, circus skills and inflatables.

The tennis courts at the field, off Maple Drive, are currently closed for new fencing to be put up and will re-open in about a month.