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New £50,000 bandstand in Kingsway Park

25 September 2012
A new £50,000 bandstand has been officially opened in Kingsway Park in Kirkby in Ashfield.

The modern looking, steel bandstand, funded by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme, is the latest addition to the park that has seen extensive redevelopment work in the past few years.

Additional funding for the surfaces and the installation of electricity was provided by Ashfield District Council and it was designed by Chris Campbell of Campbell Designs to match the previous metal work in the park.

Kingsway Park, covering nearly 9 hectares, lies close to the town centre and is the area’s main park, providing important sports and recreational facilities for local residents.

The official unveiling was carried out by local councillor Rachel Madden, who supported the Friends of Kingsway Park’s application.

Coun Madden, who is also chairman of the Friends group, said: “The bandstand was built in keeping with the other metal work found in the park such as the pergolas, arches and bike racks.

“It is a wonderful new asset for the park and I hope that people of all ages make use of it.”

The official opening saw the bandstand used by the Kirkby Colliery Welfare Band who played a medley of jazz, military and film tunes.

The bandstand was also the centre of attention for the Sam and Oliver Hynd homecoming event.

Coun Richard Butler, committee chairman of the Environment and Sustainability committee and head of the Local Improvement Scheme funding panel, said: “What a fantastic facility for local people to use and I’m sure there will be many great events held here in the future.

“The Local Improvement Scheme is there for local communities to put forward ideas as to what they want in their local areas and this bandstand is a perfect example of that philosophy.”


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