Can you contribute to Fishponds Park revamp?

February 01 2018

A GROUP of volunteers is calling on the community to throw their weight behind an appeal for an upgrade of facilities in Fishponds Park.

A GROUP of volunteers is calling on the community to throw their weight behind an appeal for an upgrade of facilities in Fishponds Park. 

Friends of Fishponds Park group is crowdfunding to help finance improvements to the park's play area. 

Members hope the community will back the appeal which aims to bring the outdated play equipment into the 21st century.

The park has been at the heart of the community for more than 80 years, but the play area is now in desperate need of renovation.

Brian Smith, from the Friends of Fishponds Park, said: "The play equipment is tired and long overdue for replacement."

Bristol City Council has announced that the modernisation of the play area will start in Fishponds Park in spring 2018. 

The first phase will be the removal of the fencing and repositioning it to accommodate a new design.

Friends of Fishpond Park have publicly welcomed the start of the programme and estimate that they will need £100,000 to complete the renovations. A major part of this funding will come from the Land Fill Communities Fund. 

The group has set up the crowdfunding appeal on Localgiving and now has 60 days left to raise £5,000 to purchase and install new swings for the modernised play area. Already they have received a £1,000 donation from Tesco. 

If you would like to get behind their appeal and make a donation, please visit www.localgiving.com/fishponds

You can also get involved with the appeal via the Friends' Facebook page @FishpondsParkBristol