Work to help cut park crime

NEAABE110902b2, New improvements to Coronation park, Eastwood. Putting finishing touches, Mayor of Eastwood ken Woodhead, Spencer Foster, Steve Knighton ground maintanance and Mayor of Broxtowe cllr Jacky Williams.
NEAABE110902b2, New improvements to Coronation park, Eastwood. Putting finishing touches, Mayor of Eastwood ken Woodhead, Spencer Foster, Steve Knighton ground maintanance and Mayor of Broxtowe cllr Jacky Williams.

CCTV and lighting has been installed at Eastwood’s Coronation Park in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.

The Mayor of Broxtowe Jacky Williams officially commissioned the park improvements, which also include additional parking spaces, last Friday.

The new safety measures were implemented after a rise in reports of anti-social behaviour and after vandals damaged the children’s play area and ripped newly planted trees out of the ground earlier this year.

Cabinet member for environment, Cllr Stan Heptinstall said: “The new safety measures will help to prevent the mindless vandalism which disgusted park users earlier this year.

“The council is serious about reducing anti-social behaviour and these improvements will help to deter and prosecute the minority who continue to behave anti-socially and who also allow their dogs to foul in the park.”

At the start of the year a new children’s play park and ball court was built.

This autumn the sports pavilion will be completely refurbished.

“Broxtowe Borough Council have implemented an extensive programme of improvements over the past 18 months to make Coronation Park a safer, cleaner and more enjoyable place for local people to visit,” said Cllr Heptinstall.