Hertfordshire Playing Fields rejuvenated through Fields in Trust £5k grant


Codicote Parish Council will put the money towards the new sports and community centre on the Playing Fields. The new centre is part of an ambitious and exciting project to increase participation and improve all the sports provision on site.

The John Clements Memorial Playing Fields was eligible for this funding as owners, Codicote Parish Council, nominated it for the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge. Becoming part of the Challenge means the park will be preserved for future generations to use and enjoy forever. With the Duke of Cambridge’s patronage, and the support of principal partner Asda, the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge aims to create a living legacy to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by protecting open play spaces across the UK. The programme gives communities the chance to engage with and celebrate these two historic events in their local area and to benefit from them for years to come.

“With QEII Fields funding, the people of Codicote can look forward to having an even better site to enjoy, now and forever. Saving outdoor space is crucial for the health and enjoyment of communities everywhere and I am delighted that the Parish Council have taken the opportunity presented by the QEII Fields Challenge to protect and improve their Playing Fields. The improvements they have been able to carry out through their successful grant fund application will, I’m sure, be greatly appreciated by the local residents,” Alison Moore-Gwyn, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, said.

Fields in Trust

Kathryn Cook

Tel: 0207 427 2117 or 07931 392 176

Email: kathryn.cook@fieldsintrust.org

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