Improvements agreed for Rugeley open space

Published: 20 December 2019

There was already a sum of £20,000 allocated to this project from the Council’s capital programme a number of years ago but this was insufficient to deliver the improvements required. However, following a housing development on the Western Springs Road, this has released £28,332 of additional funds from section 106 monies, which subject to Council approval can be added to the £20,000, making a total investment for this project of £48,332.

The project will include tarmacking existing stones paths and will make the site more accessible. Fencing and gates will be installed, along with swings for the play area and general landscaping.

Councillor Christine Mitchell, Portfolio Leader for Culture and Sport said: “I am delighted that Cabinet has approved this funding and I hope that Council will do the same.

“The Council’s priorities are ‘Promoting Prosperity’ and ‘Improving Community Wellbeing’. This project will ensure the provision of a safe and welcoming space for people to use, encouraging physical activity and wellbeing and better quality of life for our residents.”