Montpelier Park Regeneration, Bristol
Residents of Montpelier and Bristol City Council are celebrating after receiving a £50,000 funding boost from SITA Trust for their project to regenerate Montpelier Park.
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01/07/2011 11:35: Residents celebrate funding boost for local parkResidents of Montpelier and Bristol City Council are celebrating after receiving a £50,000 funding boost from SITA Trust for their project to regenerate Montpelier Park.
Montpelier Park is a small urban park in a densely populated area of Bristol. There is very little other open space available (less than 1m2 per person in Montpelier), so this is a highly valued community asset. The children's play area is well used, but the remaining 80% of the park is not due to its poor condition. Montpelier Park Group are working with the city council and directing the regeneration of derelict areas of Montpelier Park, in discrete, standalone stages. This funding will be used to create a new multi-use games area.
Shiona MacPherson, Chairperson of Montpelier Park Group said 'The park has previously suffered from neglect and anti-social behaviour, with drug dealing and drug-taking focussed on the poorly-maintained, sloping games area. We hope SITA Trust will help us reclaim the games area as a useable space.'
Jools Granville of SITA Trust said ' Montpelier Park Group is working tirelessly to create and regain local green space. We look forward to seeing the park rejuvenated and in full use by the community of Montpelier.'
on 29th June 2011 Shiona MacPherson was interviewed by Ben Prater on BBC Radio Bristol's Drivetime programme - you can listen to this interview on BBC IPlayer using the link below: