Month: February 2016

Green Flag

One step closer to Green Flag status for Pittville Park

Green Flag

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.

The Green Flag award for parks and other green spaces is similar to the Blue Flag for beaches and Green Heritage Site accreditation is awarded to parks and green spaces which are of local or national historic interest.

Give

£4,400 raised for new play area through crowdfunding

Give

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
  • Beth Kellie
  • Kevin Mullard
  • Fergus O’Grady
  • Lynda Hockin
  • Lesley Rye
  • Wendy Ellis
  • Andy Barrell
  • Janice Peacey

… and many who preferred to remain anonymous. Several families and groups were particularly generous:

  • Mel, Rob and Euan Gladwin
  • Mr and Mrs J Coleman
  • staff at Ubico
  • Cheltenham Liberal Democrat councillors
  • INDEi

 

New play area for Pittville Park taking shape

Playground Feb 2016, #1     Playground Feb 2016, #2

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:

  • via Just Giving
  • via MyDonate
  • or by sending a cheque made out to ‘Friends of Pittville’ to Friends of Pittville, 3 Burston House, Pittville Circus, Cheltenham GL52 2PU.

A full list of donors will be published in due course.
To find out more, visit Friends of Pittville Play Area FAQs.

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.

 

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