18th Dec, 2017

Council funding will see Victoria Park get a makeover

VICTORIA Park in Leamington is set for a facelift.

Warwick District Council has earmarked £200,000 to improve the space and plans to work with community group Friends of Victoria Park on upgrading park facilities, developing and maintaining the site.

The Friends – who were formed in 2013 in opposition of cars and caravans being parked on the site during events – say they are looking for new members to help shape the park’s changes.

Chairman David Adams told The Observer: “We are acting to help develop and improve Victoria Park as for the enjoyment of everyone in the local community by ensuring that park users have a role in both generating and prioritising ideas for developing park amenities.

“Furthermore, where feasible, the Friends will also work to gain further funding to optimise the park’s facilities. The popularity of the magnificent new skate park – initiated by a resourceful group of local skateboarders – shows what can be achieved when users act alongside local authorities.”

Warwick District Council’s Green Spaces team is currently working to improve and develop the district’s 170 parks and green spaces.

Its most recent work included installing a new play area and extending the footpaths at Villiers Street recreation ground in Leamington.

Visit www.friendsofvictoriapark.co.uk to find out more about the Friends or download a membership form.

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