Wakefield Council works in partnership to improve Reid Park

Date: 04/06/2014
Ref: PR 4583

Work is underway on a £100,000 project to improve the community sports facilities at a popular Wakefield park.

Wakefield Council and Horbury Bridge Bowling Club have worked in partnership to secure funding for the scheme at Reid Park, Horbury.

The club received £50,000 from Sport England's Lottery-backed Inspired Facilities Fund for a new pavilion complete with fitted kitchen and disabled toilet facilities.

The pavilion forms part of a wider regeneration project to refurbish and update the park's sports facilities. The tennis court is being redeveloped into a multi-use sports court and new lighting provided for the bowling and other sports facilities. New fencing, footpaths, seating and litter bins are also included.

WREN, a not-for-profit business that awards grants to community projects from funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Community Fund, provided a £41,000 grant towards the improvements and the Council contributed £15,000. Work is due to be completed in July.

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities, said: "The Reid Park scheme is a wonderful example of the Council working in partnership with other organisations to provide improved sports facilities that will be enjoyed by people of all ages.

"Everyone involved in bringing this project about is to be congratulated. The new facilities will make this popular park even more attractive."