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Improvements to Winklebury Playing Fields

News release 9552, published on 10 Oct 2019
New trees, benches and paths could all be included as part of improvements being made to Winklebury Playing Fields.

Thanks to a funding boost of £27,500 from the Government for open spaces and parks, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is proposing to create a new space to visit on Winklebury Playing Fields and is asking residents to give their views on what could be included.

The new space supports ideas raised through the Winklebury Community Plan and will complement the existing playing field area and broaden the use of it to a wider number of local people. People are being asked to give their views on what should be included from seating, to litter bins, to planting and footpaths.

Cabinet Member for Planning, Infrastructure and Natural Environment Cllr Mark Ruffell said: “We are delighted to be able to put this money towards creating a new space for people to enjoy on Winklebury Playing Fields. The Winklebury Community Plan – produced by the Winklebury Community Action Group working with the council – has highlighted a need to improve and increase open spaces and play areas and this is an important step to achieving this.

“People now have the opportunity to help feed in their views on how this will look by going online and filling in the survey.”

You can view a sketch of what the area could look like and have your say online by filling in the survey by Sunday 3 November visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/winklebury-consultation  

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