More than £118,000 has been allocated to improve parks and open spaces in Broxtowe and the renovations are already well underway.
Several green spaces in Eastwood, Kimberley and Nuthall are benefitting from the funding provided by the borough council, which aims to create pleasant open spaces in Broxtowe.
Work on a new children’s play area off Flixton Road in Kimberley is already nearing completion as the wooden equipment has been installed along with rubber and bark safety surfaces.
This autumn, Basil Russell Playing Fields in Nuthall will have a protective fence around the cricket outfield installed, improvements to the pavilion and new junior football goals.
And the bowling green edging at Coronation Park in Eastwood is to be replaced, much to the delight of the bowls team, and the road to Hall Park in the town has been fully resurfaced.
There are also further improvements in the pipeline for Broxtowe’s green spaces - Watnall Green has submitted a bid for funding to improve the paths and access points to the site early next year.
A consultation period to determine priorities for the Watnall improvements took place throughout September and it was agreed that the main focus of the site should be to maintain the balance between wildlife protection and recreational use.