Funding success for play area improvements at Broomhill Park

Tuesday 29 January 2019 Funding success for play area improvements at Broomhill Park


Broomhill Park, Hucknall is set to benefit from major improvements thanks to a £50,000 grant from funding body WREN’s Community Action Fund. 

The park will benefit from new and improved toddler & junior play equipment including a timber activity trail. 

This adds to funds already secured for the project from Ashfield District Council’s section 106 contributions from housing developers and builds on the success of recent works carried out to improve the access and entrances onto the park.

The new play equipment aims to develop the park as a ‘hub’ for community activity, and will encourage greater use by families and carers, local groups and schools and provide improved and valuable play provision in Hucknall South.

Ashfield District Council have worked with local community groups, churches, children’s groups, schools and local residents in the consultation and design process. Residents and school children have been involved in consultation events and workshops to discuss the options, provide their views and aspirations for site improvements and input into the style of the new play equipment.  

Cllr John Wilmott, Cabinet Member for Social & Council Housing says “The improved park facilities will make a huge difference to the residents of the Welbeck and Abbey Fields Estate. The funding from WREN and the Council will regenerate the open space for greater community use, help to foster community pride and provide a fantastic space for local people to get out and have some fun.”

Cheryl Raynor, WREN’s grant manager for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, says:

“We are delighted to be supporting the Broomhill Park Play Area project and pleased that our funding will provide such a fantastic facility for young people across Hucknall. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”