Corby Borough Council in partnership with First for Wellbeing is set to make big improvements to West Glebe Park after successfully gaining just under £35k funding from WREN.
New additions to the park will include table tennis, a picnic area with benches and tables and fitness equipment with a multi station Rig, multi station bench, hand bike, recumbent bike and plyometric boxes.
Residents can expect works to start on the week commencing 15th April and is due to be completed over the summer period.
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. The Park currently provides open spaces, 5 football pitches, floodlit Astroturf pitch, multi-use games area which now 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.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Cllr John McGhee, said:
“I am so pleased we have been successful in gaining this funding to make improvements to the park. Thank you to the casual users of the park, Northamptonshire Sport, Corby SMASH, Corby Town Tennis Club, organisers of Park Run, Alliance Leisure and Public Health, who all got behind the bid and supported us in our task of giving West Glebe Park a makeover.
‘We would also like to thank the friends of West Glebe Park who supported the application by consulting with the users.
“I look forward to all of our visitors being able to enjoy the new installations which are definitely going to add further aspect to the already popular park.”
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.
WREN currently operates two funding programmes
The FCC Community Action Fund is for applicants with projects in England situated within 10 miles of an FCC Environment landfill site. Applications for funding can be made via our new online application system.