Local people will benefit from a range of community improvements across a number of parks and open spaces, following a decision made by the Eastleigh Local Area Committee (ELAC) to approve around £300,000 of investment. The improvements are funded from contributions received from developers of housing in the local area.
A range of improvements are planned, including a project to provide a major new park that brings together the two phases of the redevelopment of the former Pirelli/Prysmian cable factory site. The works are planned to finish towards the end of 2020.
A new play area at Leah Gardens housing site on Woodside Avenue was completed in December 2019 at a cost of £68,000 and a new play area is planned for Cheriton Road at a cost of around £66,000 that will also be completed later this year.
Improvements are also planned to the zip wire and trampoline at Grantham Green Play Area at a cost of £12,200 and £3,750 is allocated to support the popular Friday Night Football Project.
Chair of Eastleigh Local Area Committee, Cllr Paul Bicknell, said: “This investment in these exciting projects is in addition to the new play area planned for North Stoneham Park to be completed early spring, and enhancements to Lawn Road. This further reinforces ELAC’s commitment to investing in new play areas and public open spaces for our residents, enabling our younger generation to benefit from quality outdoor play areas for many years to come.”