By Thomas Hewitt
Local councillors, along with the Sheriff of Nottingham and Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood, came together to re-open the refurbished Stirling Grove playground to the community.
The event was part of a new initiative run by the Nottingham City Council and its councillors to help encourage more families to use the new facilities in the upcoming summer holidays.
The scheme is also intended to help improve the usage of unused park and playground areas across the Nottingham region.
Otherlocal councillors attending were Steve Young, Josh Cook and Corall Jenkins.
Lilian Greenwood said: “I was delighted to join the Sheriff of Nottingham, councillor Cat Arnold, councillor Dave Trimble, Clifton’s Labour councillors; local police, Community Protection, neighbourhood officers and dozens of local families to celebrate the opening of the Stirling Grove play area.
“Everyone had a wonderful time in the sunshine, with face painting, drumming, ice creams and of course, trying out the new play equipment.
“Last year, more than 200 people joined a fun day to feed in their ideas about what they wanted to see and now, thanks to a £55,000 investment, they have fantastic new facilities to be proud of.”