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New £100k play area at Lambley Lane now open

Date Posted: 3:14 PM on Wed, 8 November 2023 A child jumping in the air from a trampoline at Lambley Lane play area

Lambley Lane Play Area has now reopened following six weeks of refurbishment works to regenerate the site and add new and inclusive facilities.


The new play area has been designed to provide equipment for children up to the age of around 12 years old and includes a wheelchair accessible roundabout, swings, slides a 30m long zip line, climbing frames, trampoline, basket swing, play panels and more.


Funding for the project is thanks to FCC Communities Foundation, a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by waste and resource management company FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. FCC Communities Foundation provided a grant total of £100,000 for the project.


The bid for funding was made in partnership with Gedling Parks Community Group and included a consultation with three local primary schools, All Hallows Primary School, Priory Junior School, and Willow Farm. Children from each school had their say and gave suggestions for what they wanted to see at the site.


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Councillor Viv McCrossen, Portfolio Holder for Climate Change and Natural Habitat said;

"I'm delighted to announce that the new facilities at Lambley Lane Play Area are now officially open and ready for local children to enjoy.

We worked closely with the local community and nearby schools throughout the process, which has really helped us to develop the play area that they told us they wanted to see.

I’m sure that this new play area will be a welcome addition to the area and will be somewhere that children will be able to enjoy for years to come.

A huge amount of work goes into these developments, and we couldn’t do it without the support of our local community and of course, to the funding provided FCC Communities Foundation. I’d like to thank everyone involved with his project, another fantastic example of what we can achieve through collaborative working.”