Have your say on Popley play area revamp
1st September 2016
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Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is asking for residents’ views on exciting plans to redevelop Popley Community Park and the open space at Tintern Close.  

A new multi-use games area is proposed for the community park as part of the council’s local improvements programme, funded by developers’ contributions.  

In the online questionnaires residents will be asked what type of sports and activities in the games area would best serve the community, which groups should the open space be designed for and what they would like included in the project.  

Plans will include removing the old tennis court and ball play area at Tintern Close and the council is also asking local people what they would like to see in the open space that will be created. Creating space for dog walking, picnics, relaxation, exercise, and local events are just some of the suggestions.  

Community needs in the redevelopment of the Popley play area were initially set out in the Popley East Community Plan and Marnel and Merton Community Group Action Plan.  

The two consultations, available on-line from Monday 5 September at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/popley-play, will run together until Sunday 2 October 2016.  

The council’s Cabinet member for Communities and Community Safety Cllr Simon Bound said: “The proposals to provide a multi-use games area in the park at Popley and to also create a welcoming environment for all the community to enjoy in the Tintern Close open space are very exciting.  

“The redevelopment of the park will enhance the area and benefit all residents who use it - please help to shape its future by giving the council your views.  

“I hope local people will respond to our online consultation and give their views on the future of this lovely open space and tell us what they would like to see provided.”  

For more information or to have your say visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/popley-play or call the council on 01256 844844

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