A MUGA is a Multi-Use Games Area. Here is is an example of what one can look like.
Subject to the weather work is expected to start on a MUGA for St George Park on Monday 25th February and to take 4-6 weeks to complete.
Apologies for the rather poor quality reproduction of this document that gives the specification for the MUGA that will be installed on the footprint of the run-down basketball court.
At the St George Neighbourhood Partnership meeting tonight Councillors approved the allocation of Section 106 funds to pay for Plummers Hill Playing Fields to have:
- 1 x set of mini goal posts
- 3 x seats
- 2 x dual use litters and dog wast bins
- 1 x parks noticeboard
Location of Plummers Hill Playing Fields
Troopers Hill Field will have funding to build a tarmac path along the edge of Troopers Hill Field to link Malvern Rd to Summerhill Terrace.
It will run between the new cherry trees and the hedge. The path will be 1.5m wide with timber edges. There will also be a new bench part way along.
This route is extremely well used and becomes very muddy. It becomes so muddy that it deters people from walking to the bus stops on Summerhill Rd and local schools. In combination with the existing hard-surfaced track leading from the top of Troopers Hill along the side of Troopers Hill Field to Malvern Rd it opens up a lot more opportunities for pedestrians.
This map shows the Summerhill Terrace and Malvern Rd entrances and the curve of the hedge that the path will follow.
The start of the route of the path from Summerhill Terrace.
The new bench will be close to this old apple tree. See how muddy the ground is along this well used route.
Looking toward the end of the path route towards the entrance from Malvern Rd.
Section 106 funding is the money paid by developers to the Council when large developments (over 10 dwelling or more than 1,000 squares metres) are built. This money is to mitigate the impact of the large developments and some is allocated for children’s play, green spaces and a number of other categories
Local residents and members of The Kingsway Youth Centre eagerly planted out over a 1000 spring bulbs yesterday, to bring some spring colour to the once neglected playing fields. The bulbs have been funded through the St George NP devolved Clean & Green budget. Local residents have also been campaigning for some investment through the S106 funding to be spent in the playing fields. So far three seats, a set of mini goal posts and litter bins have recently been installed. The fields are mainly used by dog walkers, it is hoped that the recent investments will encourage more of the community to make use of these playing fields, as they are seen as a real community asset..
Local resident Rebecca Lisle-Taylor brought along her family, and were joined by John Hooper another local resident and members of the Kingsway Youth Centre. Denise James, Area Environment Officer said, “It was great, everyone who came along really enjoyed planting out the bulbs, we are all looking forward to seeing them in the Spring, they will certainly brighten up the playing fields. We are just waiting for the Notice Board to be installed and then we can start promoting the Friends of Group. There are also plans to enhance the side entrance to the playing fields with a new gate and new notice board, it is hoped that these works will make the site more attractive to the local community. Well done and thanks to everyone who came along”.
A Friends of Rodney Road Playing Fields Facebook page has been set up on www.facebook.com/RodneyRdPlayingFieldBristol.
There are a range of volunteer groups in St George who would welcome new volunteers. Below are details of two groups that help look after and promote green spaces in St George. Let the web team have details of more organisations plus when and how volunteers could be used. We will then look at having a section of the website dedicated to information about volunteering opportunities. You can email the web team at email@example.com.
Friends of St George Park – we meet from 10am at the flower beds near to the main entrance close the junction of Church Rd and Chalks Rd. We normally do a couple of hours work . Anyone can come and join us at any point. In general we tend to have enough tools between us to go round. For more information contact Trevor Ball on 951 7540. More about the Friends of St George Park on https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfStGeorgePark.
Friends of Troopers Hill – we meet at the Greendown entrance to this beautiful Local Nature Reserve at 10am on the first Saturday of every month. We work for 2 hours, usually cutting back scrub and bramble to help protect the acid grass and heathland that make this site so special. We supply gloves and tools and often finish with free hot drinks and biscuits, sitting and enjoying the views. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0117 947 5037 or look at www.troopers-hill.org.uk/workp.htm. The Friends also have a facebook page www.facebook.com/troopershill.
Following on from the last update the project manager, Mark Gundry, has written to say
“This is the my last update about the St George Wheel Park project which has now been completed.
Wheelscape Ltd completed the construction of the new skate park features on Friday, which were issued with a Certificated of Practical Completion under the contract. The site fencing has been removed and the new features are now open for use by the public.
A small area of mounding supporting the rear of one of the features will be turfed by our own landscape team in the next couple of weeks.
I would like to thank everyone involved with this project for their support.”
The Friends of St George Park are seeking to gather new members and recruit a new Committee to take the Park forward as a key asset for all sections of the community and to represent the interests of all Park users.
They are holding an Annual General Meeting and ‘re-launch’ on Monday 30 April, 7.00pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at the Pavilion in the Park (next to the bowling green).
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