Manygates Park to get £20,000 makeover

18/01/2021, PR-9791

​Wakefield Council have approved almost £20,000 of funding so that work can begin on improving facilities at Manygates Park.

The money will be spent on upgrading fence panels and gates, paint, and no dog's signage, as well as improved play equipment, safety surface installation and renewing line markings.

Cllr Jack Hemingway

​Cllr Jack Hemingway, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Climate Change, said: "The new and improved facilities at the park will be great for the local community. As part of the bid process, we consulted with local people and this is what they told us they wanted so I am delighted that they will benefit from this investment.

"We know that play areas and parks have become even more important to people as we live with ongoing restrictions and it is wonderful to be able to invest in our green spaces to make them even more enjoyable for local communities.

"This is a fantastic example of how the community, local councillors and the Council can work together to improve life for local people."

The Council has supported the scheme to secure almost £20k from Local Capital Grants.

The Local Capital Grants programme sees £50,000 allocated, annually, to each of the Council's 21 wards to fund projects that will improve the lives of local residents.

The project has been supported by local ward councillors in the Wakefield East ward.

Work is expected to begin next month.