Partnership brings £34,000 Playing Field Project to llife


The project has enhanced community facilities near the Sports Pavilion on the School Lane playing field. 

A community partnership in Fulford has brought a playing field project to life. Partnership work with Fulford Community Sports Clubs, Cllr Keith Aspden, Fulford Parish Council and the local Police, have brought the ambitious £34,000 landscaping project to life in January.

The project has enhanced the community facilities near the Sports Pavilion on the School Lane playing field in Fulford. Funding has been brought together, including £5,000 from City of York Council Ward Committee, £10,000 from Fulford Community Sports Clubs, £4,000 from the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, and from developer contributions and local fundraising. The funding has enabled the improvements to happen, which followed concerns about anti- social behaviour last year. The area around the tennis courts, pavilion and the Fulfordgate access to the playing field has had a landscaping makeover. By next spring, residents will see more trees and hedges, improved paths and new sitting areas near the pavilion.

Cllr Keith Aspden, Ward Councillor for Fulford and Heslington, said: "It is great to see local volunteers and groups coming together to make improvements at the School Lane playing field, including a £5,000 contribution from the Ward Committee. I would really like to thank the sports clubs volunteers for all their time and energy to make this happen and I am looking forward to residents seeing the work! “This is the first stage of improvements that we want to make to the playing field, with a local consultation to happen later in the year about even bigger future improvements."

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