£2 million boost for Kingston’s parks and pavements

Parks and pavements across the borough are set to receive a £2 million funding boost, following approval at Budget Council on 28 February.

Enhancements across the fourteen parks will include new play equipment, bins, benches and tree planting. Ten stretches of pavement will be resurfaced as part of the works.

Cllr Phil Doyle, portfolio holder for environment services at Kingston Council said:

“We understand the importance of making sure the borough’s parks are a safe and fun place for people of all ages to enjoy. From children playing on new and improved play equipment, to adults of all ages who use our parks to exercise.

“The parks and pavement improvements, promotes better lives through healthy and active lifestyles. By enhancing the borough’s open spaces we hope to encourage residents to get outdoors and benefit from the interesting, clean and open spaces Kingston has to offer.

“We are committed to improving the quality of our local environment to make Kingston a great place to live, work and visit for both residents and visitors.”

The works will take place within the next 12 to 18 months, with the aim to complete the improvements by March 2018.