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£50k bid secures cash for parks

Published Wednesday, 14 August 2013

An artificial cricket pitch, wildflower orchard and play equipment are among the array of improvements Enfield Council will be making to five of its parks after winning £50k from a ‘Fields in Trust’ bid.

The Trust work to keep fields and green spaces in community use and supports proposals to help this happen.

Enfield Council already has eight parks with Green Flag Status and is committed to improving the facilities and attractions in all of its open spaces.

The work to be carried out will include:

Ponders End Park – A new artificial cricket pitch will be installed encouraging people to play the game in the park.

St George’s Field - Installation of play equipment such as rocks and balance beams for children to use.

Craig Park – The paddling pool will have new planters installed with flowers and shrubs, and the old bowling green area will be cleared and turned into a wildflower / orchard area. The existing running track will be marked with new Olympic themed distances.

Tatem Park – Improvements will be made to existing footpaths to make them easier to use for those who have disabilities, older people or residents with buggies.

Jubilee Park - Significant biodiversity enhancements will be made to the park through planting, habitat creation and information boards to explain the work to visitors will be installed.

Cllr Chris Bond, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment said “This money will enable us to improve five of our parks and improve the already impressive facilities and attractions our open spaces offer residents.

“We are one of the greenest borough’s in London and this £50,000 investment will help improve access for visitors, and make these green spaces more welcoming.

“These bids will not only make our parks more attractive and interesting for visitors but also help to encourage and protect the diverse wildlife you can find there.“

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