Children from Jacksdale Primary School have welcomed a brand new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) to the village with open arms.
The facility on Jacksdale Recreation Ground has been installed thanks to £64,000 from Ashfield District Council’s Play Strategy. Selston Parish Council also contributed £3,500 towards the cost of the new facility.
At an opening event on Tuesday 16th July, representatives from Ashfield District Council and Selston Parish Council were joined by hundreds of pupils from Jacksdale Primary School as part of Love Parks Week. Each child had the opportunity to put the MUGA to the test as they used it for PE lessons throughout the afternoon.
Councillor Christian Chapman, Ward Member for Jacksdale said: “Seeing the MUGA installed in Jacksdale is great for the area. Young people will really benefit from a facility as high quality as this and I’m extremely proud that as a Council we have been able to make it happen.
The Multi-Use Games Area provides a fenced playing area for games such as football and basketball with in-built goals and key line markings.
This MUGA represents just the beginning of a series of improvements coming soon in area. These include new bins and signage on the recreation ground; a footpath and access improvements on Wharf Green; and an increase to the free car parking capacity in the community centre car park.
A new pedestrian crossing is also planned for Main Road in Jacksdale, funded by Nottinghamshire County Council.