Families across the Borough are invited to West Glebe Park next weekend (Saturday 6th July) to celebrate the changes recently made to the park to make it more enjoyable for all of its users.
Thanks to a funding grant from WREN of nearly £35k, Corby Borough Council, in partnership with First for Wellbeing has been able to make big additions to the park giving it more to offer for visitors, just in time for the summer!
New additions include table tennis, seating area with picnic table, and fitness equipment with a multi station Rig, multi station bench, hand bike, recumbent bike and plyometric boxes.
To celebrate the new and improved park, residents are invited to an open morning on Saturday 6th July from 10-11.30am where they can try out the new equipment. FREE activities will include football skills and games, tennis skills and games, table tennis coaching from Corby Town Table Tennis Club where the first 15 children to take part will be gifted with their own table tennis bat to take home.
There will also be free Circuit Training available at 10am, 10.30am and 11am. Those who would like to take part in this training are asked to book their place through Corby East Midlands International Pool (01536 464643) or Lodge Park Sports Centre (01536 400033).
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Cllr John McGhee, said:
“The new installations to West Glebe Park are welcome additions and I’m pleased that users will have lots more to do when visiting the park. We encourage our residents to take full advantage of the great outdoors so it’s important to us to give people as much motivation as possible to do so. Hopefully the sun will shine and lots of people will pop down to the park next Saturday to see what new additions we have.”
Notes to Editor:
West Glebe Park and Pavilion has become increasingly popular with an increase in usage from 37,000 in 2016/17 to over 70,000 in 2018/19. As well as the installations, the park provides open spaces, 5 football pitches, floodlit Astroturf pitch, multi-use games area which includes tennis free of charge, play area and skate park, as well as a full programme of community led meetings and groups and the Council’s own exercise to music and chair classes.
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.
WREN was established in 1997 and since then has provided over £200m to more than 7,000 community and environmental projects throughout the UK.