Source: News release from St Albans Council on 24 March 2018
Investment of £120K in makeover for Verulamium Park playground
The City Neighbourhoods Committee (CNC) has finalised an award of £120,400 for Verulamium at Play’s project to redesign and replace the playground in St Albans’ flagship park.
The CNC’s award represents a significant contribution to the charity’s fundraising goal of £250,000 to revamp the playground at Verulamium Park.
Verulamium at Play
has already raised £56,000 and has identified other possible funding sources, including section 106 funding from developers. Anyone wanting to support the project or to offer a donation can contact the organisers via the charity’s website
The CNC oversees the management of local assets in the City centre, including some parks, public toilets and allotments, on behalf of St Albans City and District Council.
The CNC’s contribution to the project is part of a wider work programme for the future maintenance of playgrounds agreed at its meeting on Wednesday 21 March.
It has allocated £316,000 from its budget for 2018/19 to be spent on the cost maintaining and replacing playgrounds.
This allocation was made possible due to an increase in the CNC’s Special Expenses budget which is its main source of revenue.