Nightingale Ave Rec must serve 'all sections of the community'

January 14, 2006 12:00 AM

Liberal Democrat Councillors for Queen Edith's are today encouraging local residents to attend a public meeting on the future of Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground.

The public meeting will be held following requests by Liberal Democrat City Councillors on Monday 23rd January, 7.30pm at Queen Edith's Chapel to discuss the future of Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground. The meeting will cover options for future development of the Ground as well as funding proposals from the City Council.

Commenting, City Cllr Alan Baker, who called for the meeting to be held, said:

"How to further develop the Rec has been the subject of great debate in the community and I would encourage everyone to come along to the public meeting.

"The Rec should serve all sections of the community, younger as well as older people. Whether you want a multiuse games area, a new path or a skateboard ramp, we want to hear your views before any decisions are


City Cllr Amanda Taylor, also of Queen Edith's, added:

"I was very impressed by the initiative shown by local young people in petitioning the South Area Committee on Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground some months ago. That has sparked a lot of interest in the future of the Rec. There is now an opportunity for people of all ages to come along to a public meeting and become involved in the ground's development."

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