Tewkesbury Town Council is delighted to have been awarded two more grants towards the refurbishment of Warwick Place Play Area in Prior’s Park, Tewkesbury. The grants for £15,000 from Barnwood Trust and £2,000 from Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association will enable the project to be completed in the late Autumn.

The work will include making the park accessible for all users and the installation of numerous swings, a roundabout, picnic tables and benches.

Tewkesbury Town Council and Heart of Prior’s Park (HOPP) have been working together for three years to plan and fundraise for the refurbishment.

Chairman of HOPP; Gavin Preedy said, ‘Fundraising for a project of this size is never easy and we are extremely grateful to Barnwood Trust and Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association for their grants and to Tewkesbury Town Council for their investment of £32,000 in our community. The completion of Phase 1 in May has made a dramatic difference to the number of people using the park and we can’t wait for Phase 2 to be completed later this year.’

Tewkesbury Town Mayor; Cllr Terry Walker said, ‘As a Town Council we work hard to improve the facilities for the residents of Tewkesbury, and we look forward to them enjoying the completed park in Warwick Place. We would like to thank the Barnwood Trust and the Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association for their support of this project and for helping to make it a place that everyone can access and enjoy.’

Martin Hawkins from Barnwood Trust said, ‘We are very pleased to contribute funding to Warwick Place Playground through our Community Spaces Capital Grant. We hope it will help revitalise this important local space where everyone is made to feel welcome. It is an excellent example of a community-led project, at the heart of an established residential area. The project will cater for the needs of everyone, including disabled children and their families, with new accessible play equipment, paths and benches for all.’

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