Future fun and games for King George V Playing Fields

22 Jun 2016

Stevenage Borough Council is working in partnership with local sports groups to promote sport and leisure opportunities for residents in one of the town’s most popular parks.

Community Park Life, which is made up of Stevenage Cricket, Hockey and Bowls Clubs, Stevenage Borough Juniors Football Club and Child UK, is working alongside the council to manage bookings for the pitches and pavilion at King George V Playing Fields.

The partnership, which will enable sustained improvements to the park as well as increase the levels of participation in sporting activities, has recently won a £12,000 groundwork grant from Tesco after being chosen by customers in the Bags of Help public vote.

The park already plays host to a number of organised and recreational sports as well as community activities and events throughout the year. Stevenage Day has been held in the park every year since 1959 and regularly attracts around 20,000 visitors.

Councillor Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Leisure, said: “This is a great example of the council working co-operatively with partner organisations to maximise the potential of one of our best open spaces for the local community. A number of great sporting activities and events already take place at King George V Playing Fields and with this exciting new partnership I look forward to seeing many more in the future.”

To find out more about playing sports at King George V Playing Fields contact RichardBurlingJW@hotmail.com.