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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.



Welcome to a Forest For All!

January 15, 2008

This blog is designed to keep you all up to date with what’s happening on the Forest Recreation Ground on Gregory Boulevard – and to give you the chance to have YOUR say!

There are big plans afoot to restore the Forest to its former glory, so it can be enjoyed by local residents, young and old. In fact, we’ve been hard at work for several years spearheading a campaign to renovate the site that was once home to Nottingham Forest Football Club and Nottingham Race Course!

Firstly, allow us to introduce ourselves! Collectively, we’re known as the Forest Working Party, and we’re all passionate about the Forest. We represent a whole range of organisations including the Partnership Council, a charity that overlooks the Forest and works on behalf of local residents; Nottingham City Council, Neighbourhood Development Company and campaigners from Friends of the Forest.

We found out before Christmas that the first stage of our lottery bid has been successful so it looks as if we’ll soon have the funding to put our plans into action – watch this space for more!

Our plans include restoring the Forest’s buildings, from the central Pavilion, changing rooms and cafe, to the Lodge on Mansfield Road; introducing new facilities for local residents, particularly for children and young people; renovating historic features such as the Forest’s iron railings and improving things like safety. We’ll post full details of all our plans very soon so be sure to visit our blog again soon!

If you’d like to have your say on anything connected with the Forest – why not post a comment?