Friends of Pittville have supported Cheltenham Borough Council in applying for Green Flag status and Green Heritage Site accreditation for Pittville Park. The application (including a 10 year plan for the park) has now been submitted. The judges will visit the park in June and we should hear the result in July.
We had a great response to our crowdfunding initiative for the new play area in Pittville Park, with 49 backers who gave £4,400 over 35 days. Thanks to the following, whose names have not appeared on our website until now:
Ben Hunt Electrical
… and many who preferred to remain anonymous. Several families and groups were particularly generous:
Construction of the new Pittville Park play area is progressing well, with several pieces of equipment now in place. The project is on track for opening in time for the summer holidays – to see what the finished scheme will look like, take a look at the video.
The majority of the cost of the new play area is being provided by Cheltenham Borough Council, but Friends of Pittville is fundraising for an additional £140,000 so that the whole project, including the aviaries and animal houses, can be completed at the same time.
So far we have raised over £4,400 through crowdfunding, and a significant amount through Just Giving and direct donation by cheque. We still need to raise a lot more, so please help us in one of the following ways:
While the play area is closed, why not visit the west side of the park? You will find a wooden play trail and the Agg Gardner playground, which has recently had brand new play equipment installed – and of course the Boathouse Café.