The Royal Borough of Greenwich have announced that they are to be awarded almost £100,000 of Levelling Up Funding, and are looking for residents to give them their views on where the money should be sent.
The funding will see £85,000 awarded through the Levelling Up Parks Fund, with £9 million of investment being spread equally through grants, and the Department of Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities has already identified the areas within the Royal Borough of Greenwich that should be prioritised.
The aim off the funding is to refurbish and improve existing green spaces, or creating new ones, however Greenwich will only be able to apply their funding to one green space.
The shortlist of parks in Greenwich are:
- Briset Park, Eltham
- Plumstead Park Gardens
- Abbey Wood Park
In the announcement the Cabinet Member for Equality, Culture, and Communities, Councillor Adel Khaireh, said:
“The Levelling Up Parks Fund aims to deliver green spaces that will benefit the tailored needs of our residents. The knowledge off local people will help us use these funds to best serve our communities.
“Based on the locations recommended by the Fund itself, the Council has drawn up aa shortlist of parks that would benefit from this investment. We want to hear your thoughts on which of these you’d like to see improved
“We know that our parks and open spaces contribute to the mental and physical wellbeing of our residents, and this grant will help us ensure that they are accessible to everyone.”