Nottingham City Council will apply money towards playgrounds improvement located in the most impoverished places in the city. More than £180,000 will be spent on the refurbishment.

The money is coming from Section 106 contributions which is a financial contribution that comes from developers. It is then handed to the council to contribute to community spaces.

Arkwright Park Play Area in The Meadows is one of the facilities where funding has already been confirmed. Moor Road Play Area in Bestwood Village and Marmion Park Play Area in St. Ann’s are two additional bids which will be validated in June.

According to Nottingham City Council, Bestwood Ward is the 4th most deprived ward in in the City and ranked as the 338th most deprived out of England’s 7,412
wards.

If the funding is not used for the plans approved in five years of receipt, there is the possibility of be redeemed by the developers.