Published: 28th Oct 2019

The government announced yesterday (October 27) an extra £1.35m in funding for its pocket parks program.  The £1.35m will be open to community groups to bid for the funding for new parks or reimagined spaces in their local area. The pocket parks program was launched earlier this year and community groups can bid for up to £15,000 to develop a new park, while up to £25,000 is available for plans to refurbish existing parks. The funded projects will then be led by these community groups who will work in partnership with local authorities to refurbish the parks and encourage community activities. The government hopes that thousands of people will benefit from the fund, with the parks benefiting the mental and physical health of the people who use them. Pocket parks are a piece of land, about the size of a tennis court, which is unused, underdeveloped or derelict and is … (To read the full article, subscribe below)