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New interpretation board at Old Town Rec

(Left to right) Friends of Old Town Rec’s George Collier, Godfrey Forder and Cynthia Lilley with Councillors John Ungar and Jonathan Dow

Visitors to Old Town Recreation Ground can learn more about the site after an interpretation board was installed.

Local ward councillors John Ungar, Jonathan Dow and Janet Coles agreed to fund the new board through the devolved budget, money which is set aside for community causes.

The request was made by the Friends of Old Town Rec, which is behind many of the improvements made at the park. The interpretation board is situated just up from the Longland Road entrance near the tennis courts and includes details of the rec’s history and the campaign to stop development on the land.

The councillors said in a joint statement: “Old Town Rec is such an important green space in the heart of the local community and is enjoyed by everyone from families to dog walkers, footballers to runners. We welcome the improvements made by the Friends of Old Town Rec and were pleased to make their vision of an interpretation board a reality.”

George Collier, Friends of Old Town Rec’s treasurer, added: “We are very grateful to the ward councillors for supporting the project, which is just one part of the general development and improvements to the rec. We’d also like to thank Peter Austin who put all the material together for the board.”

Published on 16 October, 2018