Kingston Recreation Ground is set for a landmark transformation

Kingston Recreation Ground in Fratton is set for a landmark transformation funded by a £75,000 boost from the Veolia Environmental Trust.

Lottery partnership group Fratton Big Local will install a play area at the Kingston Recreation Ground, as well as features including a green gym and table tennis tables. Wooded areas will be modified with trails and new trees.

Partnership board member Dr Andrew Williams said: ‘This work will benefit the whole community, creating a public space where people of all ages can keep fit, have fun, relax and learn about nature. ‘This grant is a real boost for us and means we are one step closer to reaching our goal.’

Veolia has awarded a total of £11m to 278 projects in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight since 1997. Paul Taylor, executive director of the Veolia Environmental Trust, says that Fratton Big Local should be congratulated for securing its grant ‘in a very competitive environment’. He said: ‘It is clear that these projects will make a real difference to these public spaces and the experience of people who used and enjoy them. I look forward to hearing about them starting.’

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posted by Pauline Powell on October 17, 2016
Portsmouth and Southsea Tree Wardens would love to help with the planting of new trees in Kingston Recreation Ground. The grant is wonderful news!
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