South Gloucestershire Labour is proud to have submitted a £3.36m funding bid to improve Kingswood Park.
The bid’s gone to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, who previously awarded £120,000 in 2021 to help develop proposals.
The Labour Group would like to extend a huge thanks to the Friends of Kingswood Park and everyone in the community who’s been a part of putting this bid together.
The decision is expected towards the end of the year.
If successful, the money will be used for the following:
- A new toilet building, including an accessible Changing Places facility
- Updated play facilities, including equipment for children with disabilities
- The central amphitheatre will be fully restored
- A new mobile refreshment facility
- Improvement to the basketball area
- Fruit trees and a new community growing area at the Orchard Road allotments
- A new wildflower meadow and wetland area
- An improved outdoor learning area
- New drinking fountain
- Enhancing the cemetery boundary and improving access to Holy Trinity churchyard
- A new ‘missing link’ footpath to create a full park path circuit
- Restoration of the circular planting bed, gates, walls, and railings
Kingswood councillor Leigh Ingham (pictured, centre), who’s also Cabinet Member for Communities and Local Place, said: “Kingswood Park is already a wonderful green space at the heart of the community and these plans, drawn up with the Friends group, aim to make it somewhere even more special, that local people can enjoy for years to come.
“There’ll be something for all ages, with open spaces and improved play equipment, and I can’t wait to see how the restoration of the amphitheatre captures people’s imaginations as a performance space.”