Nottinghamshire rec ground in tip top condition thanks to QEII Fields Challenge Funding

£1,500 grant to keep Nottinghamshire Rec Ground in tip top condition

There’s cause for celebratory fireworks in Nottinghamshire thanks to national charity Fields in Trust. They have awarded a grant of £1,500 to Shilo Recreation Ground in Awsworth, through the Queen Elizabeth II Fields County Funds. Awsworth Parish Council will use the money to buy much needed mowing equipment to keep the Rec Ground in good condition. 

Shilo Rec Ground was eligible for this funding as owners, Awsworth Parish, nominated it for the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge. Becoming part of the Challenge means the Rec Ground will be preserved for future generations to use and enjoy forever. With the Duke of Cambridge’s patronage, and the support of principal partner Asda, the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge aims to create a living legacy to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by protecting open play spaces across the UK. The programme gives communities the chance to engage with and celebrate these two historic events in their local area and to benefit from them for years to come.

“Saving outdoor space is crucial for the health and enjoyment of communities everywhere and I am delighted that the Parish Council is embracing the opportunity presented by the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge to protect, and improve their Rec Ground. By safeguarding this area, the Council has shown how much they value the quality of life of everyone in their community both now and in the future,” Alison Moore-Gwyn, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, said.


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