NEW facilities that will benefit children and young people are being proposed as part of a £500,000 refurbishment of a city play area.
The city council wants to make the investment into the Cedar Road play area in Stoneygate ward. Known locally as Cedar Park, the area currently offers play equipment for young children and a ball court, but has had no significant investment for some years.
The council wants to completely rebuild the ball court, which currently slopes, and to refurbish it with high quality materials. It also wants to replace the play equipment and improve the landscaping around the park.
The council has earmarked £500,000 in its capital programme to fund the refurbishment, which could get under way next year.
The refurbishment of the ball court is a key priority for the council, and is in addition to the refurbishments already proposed for New Parks, Beaumont Leys, Eyres Monsell and Spinney Hill ball courts, in partnership with the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner.
Assistant city mayor for neighbourhoods Cllr Kirk Master said: “I’m pleased that we can announce this investment after working with my Stoneygate colleagues which will make a real difference in this area. We’re talking about a relatively small space, but with clever design we can offer a range of facilities to benefit local people, and also improve the look and feel of the park so that more people feel welcome there.”
Local people will be given the chance to view the designs once the scheme is drawn up.