Posts Tagged ‘Forest Recreation Ground’

Forest skatepark backed by national magazine

May 2, 2008

Sidewalk magazine, one of the UK’s leading magazines for skateboarders has backed the idea of a skatepark on the Forest – saying it would help to put Nottingham on the map and bring people into the city. Five of the magazine’s staff have left comments on the previous story ‘Calls go out for a skatepark’ several of them saying that they travelled to Nottingham to skate here, so they know the city very well. Take a look at their comments and see if you agree! Best of all, it’s great to see that people far and wide are commenting on the blog and care about the future of the Forest – thanks to everyone who has left comments so far.¬†

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How would you improve the Forest?

April 23, 2008

Plans to restore the Forest to its former glory are to go on show at a special public consultation event this Saturday, 26th April, 10am – 1pm, at the Djanogly City Academy on Gregory Boulevard.

Not only will the event be a chance for you to have YOUR say about how the Forest should be improved, but you’ll also have the chance to talk to, and ask questions of, the people behind the Forest restoration.

The Forest is one of the most historical parks in Nottingham yet needs huge amounts of money spending on it if it’s to reach its real potential as a place for local people to use and enjoy. The event is the culmination of over four years’ hard work by local people- working with the City Council, local Hyson Green charity the Partnership Council, NDC and a group of local volunteers known as the Friends of the Forest.

Together, those involved have come up with an imaginative and exciting plan to get the Forest back on its feet. Plus, the project is also backed by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), the Government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space. So, as you can see, the team behind the project, backed by local people, are serious about getting the Forest sorted out once and for all!

The project is also being funded with money from the Lottery and the City Council.  Residents can also give their views on the Forest Recreation Ground plans by contacting the Partnership Council on 970 8200 or Eddie Curry, Head of Parks and Open Spaces Nottingham City Council on 915 2733.