- Castle Point is to receive a share of £9 million from the Conservative Government through the Levelling Up Parks Fund to restore existing green spaces and create new parks across Castle Point – helping residents to better enjoy outdoor spaces in our community.
- Castle Point is one of 10 areas across the East of England to receive funding, which will help to upgrade green spaces across England. People in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland will also benefit from funding allocated to the devolved administrations.
- The funding will ensure that people from all backgrounds have access to nature while supporting tree planting within public spaces in our urban communities.
Castle Point will receive a share of £9 million of funding to build or upgrade new parks and green spaces, the Conservative Government has announced. Castle Point is one of 10 areas in the East of England that will receive funding through the Levelling Up Parks Fund.
The Fund, which will be distributed across the UK, is designed to help residents to better enjoy green spaces in their communities, which provide a natural sanctuary from the bustling streets of towns and cities.
In England, the funding will be given to Councils and Local Authorities for parks, formal greens, and community gardens and can be used to build new spaces or revamp existing areas.
The Fund particularly focuses on the most deprived neighbourhoods across the UK, from northern towns and cities such as Blackpool and Preston, to Southend-on-Sea and Hackney in the south. A total of 85 areas will receive a share of the £9 million funding.
Commenting, Rebecca Harris MP said:
“Parks and green spaces in Castle Point provide a peaceful space for people to relax, exercise, and socialise, but some of these spaces are in need of a revamp.
“Therefore, I am delighted that Castle Point has been awarded a share of the £9 million Levelling Up Parks Fund to improve our local green spaces.
“Thanks to this investment from the Conservative Government, people of all ages will be able to better enjoy the parks and public spaces in our area, while restoring pride in our community.”
For more information on the Levelling Up Parks Fund, including comments from the Secretary of State for Levelling Up and the Forestry Minister, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/over-100-new-and-revamped-parks-to-level-up-towns-and-cities-across-the-uk.