Sheffield City Council will soon consult local residents about plans to invest additional funding of around a quarter of a million in Ecclesfield Park. Plans have been drawn up to make the site an ‘Active Park’, making it more even encouraging for people to visit, with the installation of new facilities. Additional trees will also be planted, helping to add to the wonderful biodiversity already present. Various plans are being designed and residents will soon be asked to give their feedback.

Speaking about the plans East Ecclesfield and Labour Councillor Andy Bainbridge stated:

“Ecclesfield Park is well loved and well used. The playground, multi-use-games-area and skating area are great, but I don’t believe there is enough leisure and recreation facilities currently at the park.

“This is why Labour have instructed council officers to explore what more should be done to transform the site into an Active Park, to provide activities and opportunities for a wide range of ages and abilities.

“This will come at a cost, but we believe that our parks and green spaces are a priority.

“As well as extra funding going into the park, the wider community will be consulted to ensure the council are listening to residents about the improvements they want to see.

“It is in everyone’s interest to make Ecclesfield Park as welcoming and accessible as it can be, and I will work hard to ensure the council are properly listening to feedback, and delivering a park we can all be proud of”.

It is expected that the Council will invest around an additional £250,000 for Ecclesfield park and, following a feasibility study and public consultation, that with work is due to be completed by the end of March 2021.

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