Community plays its part for new park equipment

Published: 3 February 2021

Chaddesden Park trim trail

The new trim trail is part of the park's makeover.

The popular play area at Chaddesden Park has had a makeover, thanks to the park’s Friends, who worked hard to secure over £15,000 in funding from the local community. Children can now enjoy a junior swing set, a timber trim trail and soon, a new roundabout.

Fliss Hogg from Friends of Chaddesden Park said:

We are really pleased to have helped make improvements to the play area, which is always very well used. It would not have been possible without the many funders.  It has been great that the community has come together to fund this, with donations from businesses and local residents and fundraising by a local school. We will continue to raise funding for more improvements.

Funding came from the University of Derby Community Fund; Foundation Derbyshire – Freemasons Derbyshire Fund; Friends of Chaddesden Park; Derby Parks; Derby City Council’s Chaddesden Neighbourhood Board; Derby Homes; The Wilmot, Gilbert and Berrysford Charity – Chaddesden; Abbey Veterinary Group; Masons Newsagent; Katherine’s Gift and Coffee Bar; Co-op (Nottingham Road); Treat Your Feet. Chaddesden Park Primary School organised fundraising for the project.

Councillor Robin Wood, Derby City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said:

A huge thank you to the Friends of Chaddesden Park, who have spurred the community into getting behind this project. This shows how our Friends’ groups, who are very committed teams of volunteers, work with Derby Parks to make a real difference.  Children in Chaddesden now have some great play equipment to enjoy for years to come.

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