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Gedling Borough Council to receive £2.9m through UK Shared Prosperity Fund

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Geding Borough Council will receive £2.9m over the next three years to fund a number of different projects.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is the successor to the European Structural Fund and Gedling Borough Council will receive £368,000 in the first year followed by £696,000 in year two and a final instalment of £1.8 million in year three.

Projects to start in the first year include plans to build a new sports pavilion at Lambley Lane Recreation Ground, expand CCTV in crime hotspots in areas including Calverton, provide community grants to local charities and groups and the council will also use the funding to install new Changing Places public toilets at King George V Playing Fields in Arnold Town Centre.

Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor Michael Payne said: “This is good news for Gedling borough. We are very pleased to have secured this much needed funding to help support our local communities across Gedling Borough.

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“We put together a robust investment plan and worked with local communities to help identify the best places for this funding to be used. As the funding is over three years, we have a limited allocation in the first year but we will start work on improving sports and recreation in key areas of the borough, specifically a refurbishment of the sports pavilion on Lambley Lane in Gedling and the installation of a new Changing Places toilet in King George V Park in Arnold.

We now look forward to the Government approving our £50 million Levelling Up Fund bid to further improve our local community.”

Cabinet Member for Growth and Regeneration, Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth said: “This money will be used to support communities all across the borough including areas in Gedling, Calverton and Mapperley.

“I am very pleased that the Lambley Lane Recreation ground in Gedling will be one of the first places to benefit from this funding with a new sports pavilion. The pavilion will ensure grassroots sports are back in the area and help improve the health and wellbeing of local residents and families.”

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