Parks Woodlands: Public Health Funds

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Story by North East Sheffield team

We are very pleased to say that public health funding has become available to improve some of the parks and green spaces across the ward. This is as part of the second year of investment under a three year project aimed at addressing health inequalities across the city.

Three sites have been identified in Burngreave, where a small investment can go a long way to raise their recreational value and quality. They are:

  • Nottingham Cliff Recreation Ground
  • Denholme Close Playground
  • Wensley Street Playground

The funding for this work is directed at those areas of the city that are most deprived (which includes most of the north-east and east of the city), with an aim of increasing use of the areas. While some plans are already afoot, consultations with interested groups (such as Wensley and Burngreave TARA’s) are taking place over the next few weeks to ensure that these plans meet local needs and aspirations.

Suggestions already made have included installing new play equipment and improving access by cutting back vegetation and improving the entrances to the areas. Other possibilities include improving infrastructure, such as bins for dog waste, paths, or signage to let people know what is available in the park.

If anyone would like to suggest any improvements to these sites or improvements in other local green spaces which could benefit health locally, please get in touch with Parks and Countryside Project Officer Kate Clark at kate.clark@sheffield.gov.uk

Money could be available for areas such as allotments, woodlands and local wildlife sites as well as for other parks and recreation grounds.

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Telephone: 0114 203 7562

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