£200,000 revamp on Kimberley park

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A Kimberley park is getting a £200,000 makeover and school children are being asked to choose the equipment.

Kids at four local schools are being asked for their ideas and input regards a huge revamp of the park on the town’s Stag Ground.

Kimberley Town Council’s Jim McDonald said the park would be ‘a jewel in the council’s crown’ and a ‘modern, 21st century facility for residents to be proud of’.

The decision to update the park was made because the current equipment is old, worn and out of date.

£35,000 of the funding has come from Broxtowe Borough Council through Section 106 Funding, £50,000 came from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme and a contribution of £18,600 was made by Kimberley Town Council.

The town council, which is running the project, is now applying for £100,000 Landfill Funding to make up the total.

Pupils from Hollywell, Kimberley, Giltill and Larkfields and also the Kimberley School have been involved.

Residents close to the site have also been consulted and asked what equipment they think would be appropriate.

The views of residents and local children can still be posted on a dedicated page of the Kimberley Town Council website at kimberleytowncouncil.org.uk.

Follow the link to the Stag Play Area Survey.

The design ideas so far can also be seen on the town council website.

In recent years a Multi Use Games area has been built at the site and lighting is set to be improved.

The Stag Recreation Ground in Nottingham Road was given to the Kimberley Town Council by the Coal Industry Social and Welfare Organisation over 90 years ago.

Section 106 funding is money awarded by housing developers to be spent on the local community.