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Arnold residents celebrate as new multi-games area opens at local park

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Residents in Arnold plan to celebrate the official opening of a new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) with an afternoon of fun and games this Friday (9).

The MUGA has been installed on the Muirfield Road Recreation Ground on Warren Hill after a local residents group teamed up with Gedling Borough Council to secure funding.

The council and the Warren Action Group (WAG) managed to successfully bid for £49k of funding from WREN to have the new facility installed.

To celebrate the opening, a number of sports activities and games will take place using the new MUGA, this Friday afternoon (9).

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Local organisations and businesses will also be in attendance providing stalls and also giveaways, including Tesco, Public Health, Arnbrook Children’s Centre, Gedling Homes and Proludic –  the company contracted to install the MUGA.

WAG are also running a Tombola to raise funds which will go towards future planned developments which include an extension and refurbishment of the existing playground and also the installation of outdoor gym equipment.

Sue Jablonskas, chair of WAG said: “This is an important first step in our planned development of the Recreation Ground.

“WAG felt it fitting that the community be invited to come together to celebrate this much needed resource”.

Cheryl Raynor, WREN’s grant manager for Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, said: “It’s wonderful to see something we have funded about to open and ready to make such a difference to children in the local area.

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“WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and this is a great example of what can be achieved.”

Gedling Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cllr Peter Barnes said: “This is great for the young people who use Muirfield Road Recreation Ground day in and day out.  It is also big step towards the council’s goal to get more people active and using our local parks.

“I’d like to thank the Warren Action Group for all their hard work to make this happen and also to WREN for providing this much needed funding.”

The activity afternoon will take place at the park between 3.15pm and 5.30pm

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