December 12 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
A £300,000 scheme featuring football pitches and play equipment is set to transform Bosworth Field in Harold Hill.
Work began on the field last week and is scheduled to take around three months, with the new park due to open in November.
Younger residents will have two separate play areas to enjoy, one for under eights and one for eight to 12-year-olds. There will also be a multi-use games court, football pitches, a seating area, a fitness area, new footpaths and newly planted trees.
The scheme is part of Havering Council’s Harold Hill Ambitions Briar Road estate redevelopment programme, which will also see 100 new homes for affordable rent built.
Cabinet member for housing, Cllr Lesley Kelly, said: “We’ve worked hard to find out what residents wanted to happen to Bosworth Field, and we’re making sure we’re providing the best facilities we can.
“The work in Bosworth Field is just one part of a bigger plan to make lots of improvements to the Briar Road estate so local people can get the most out of the area they live in.
“Whether you’re young or old, the aim of these works is to make Bosworth Field a place where you can enjoy yourself, whether it’s playing football on the pitches or just sitting calmly on one of the new seats we’ll be installing – there will be something for everyone.”
Lead member for Harold Hill Ambitions, Cllr Steven Kelly, said: “The work in Bosworth Field demonstrates in a nutshell exactly what our Harold Hill Ambitions project is all about.
“We want everyone in Harold Hill, of any age, to have the best opportunities possible and create a great future for them now.
“Bosworth Field will be the place to go and enjoy the great outdoors, whether it’s exercising or relaxing.”
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