Dudley borough parks to get a £170k boost

Dudley Council’s cabinet is expected to approve £170,000 of investment at two borough parks, utilising funds from local developments, when it meets next week.

The Community Infrastructure Levy enables the local authority to raise funds from developers for infrastructure, facilities, and services in the borough.

At Hawbush Park there will be a £90,000 investment to enable the installation of a roundabout for younger children and a multiuse games area.

The council is set to start a design consultation this spring with the six-month programme of work expected to start in the autumn.

A refurbishment to Wordsley Park’s play area will also take place in conjunction with The Friends of Wordsley Park and members of the local community.

The improvements, which will be made over the summer and autumn, will cost £80,000 and will see equipment being modernised with the installation of inclusive play facilities. Councillor Steve Clark, deputy leader at Dudley Council, said: 

“CIL funding gives developers a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the local community where they are working and is an important source of funding for the local authority.

“Local residents and park users have asked to see these improvements at Hawbush and Wordsley parks for some time and this work will see a significant upgrade to the play areas.

“Dudley Council is committed to building a Child Friendly borough and we are pleased to be able to install this new equipment for children and young people to enjoy.”

Cabinet meets at Dudley Council House on Wednesday 16 March.


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