Blackbird Leys park awarded £60,000 for revamp
- 23 August 2013
- From the section Oxford
An Oxford park is to undergo a major revamp thanks to a £60,000 grant.
Plans for Spindleberry Park in Blackbird Leys include building new footpaths, a natural play area and improvements to Northfield Brook.
It is hoped the works will strengthen links between Fry Hill and Spindleberry parks and Spindleberry Nature Reserve.
Funding for the project, which is due to start this autumn, has been awarded by not-for-profit firm Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd.
Gordon Roper, chairman of Blackbird Leys Parish Council said the decision was "brilliant news".
He added: "The park will become a huge asset for children from local schools and local families to see nature at its best."
City councillor Mark Lygo said: "A huge amount of hard work has gone into securing this funding and it's great to see that work pay off."
Works are part of the city council's plans to regenerate the Blackbird Leys area.