Council funding points the way to an improved visitor experience at Cotgrave Country Park
A series of new County Council-funded signs are set to encourage even more visitors to explore Cotgrave Country Park.
Thirty-four new signposts in and around the Park, which include various finger posts and brown tourist road signs as well as two new information boards, have been created and installed via the Volunteers from the Friends of Cotgrave Country Park. The volunteer group was allocated £13,672 worth of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme funding.
The Local Improvement Scheme provides grants to local organisations which seek to make a difference in the local community.
The new signs and information boards come on the back of improvements at the Park earlier this year which included a new 3-km off-road trail linking the Park to Holme Pierrepont and Radcliffe on Trent for the first time.
Councillor John Handley, Vice-Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said:
“These new signs and boards which have been funded by the Local Improvement Scheme are a fantastic addition to this Country Park
“Earlier this year, The Park benefitted from a new off-road trail which is already improving access for walkers, cyclists and horse riders as well as boosting wildlife.
"The Country Park is one of many green spaces around the county which highlight what a great place Nottinghamshire is to live.”
Nottinghamshire County Councillor Richard Butler, local councillor for Cotgrave who backed the signage project said,
“ I’m delighted that the Local Improvement Scheme has funded a series of new signposts and information boards with points of interest to encourage visitors to make the most of the Park.
“Thank you to the volunteers from The Friends of Cotgrave Country Park for all their hard work.
“The signs have given a Park a fresh new look and I hope even more visitors will benefit from these improvements, as it’s a lovely park for walks, bike rides and accessing local wildlife such as Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Skylarks reserve.”
Harry Burrows, chairman of The Friends of Cotgrave Country Park added.
“We know that visitors – who come from all over the county - are highly delighted with the new signs as previously they couldn’t easily find their way around and would often get lost.
“So thanks to this Local Improvement Scheme funding, Cotgrave Country Park is now an even nicer place to visit.”