Improvements completed at Glasney playing field

A longstanding and locally supported project to improve the Glasney Playing Field and surrounding areas for local residents and users has recently been completed by Cornwall Council, working in partnership with Penryn Town Council and the Glasney Greenspace Regeneration Group.

The project has significantly improved the drainage across the park area, targeting the playing field in particular, to make the surface more useable throughout the year.  Works also included improvements to the main entrance, key footpath links across the park and significant vegetation clearance to create a more attractive river area and welcoming space for the community.  Further plans are in place for additional works which will include repairs to the BMX track, and replacement goal posts.

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Councillor Symons, Cornwall Councillor for Penryn East and Mylor, said: “I am very happy that these improvements have been made and believe that the playing field will continue to be an important asset in the local community.”

Councillor James, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection said: “I am extremely pleased to see these improvements have been made at Glasney Playing Fields. The works to improve the drainage will allow what is already a very popular local open space to be used more by the local community.”

Pip Carlton-Barnes, Glasney Greenspace Regeneration Group Secretary, said: “We are delighted to see work to improve the playing field and bike track has started and with improvements already visible. Having campaigned for many years to see this area brought back to life as a functional space for the community it is hugely rewarding. We have had a number of really positive comments about the now accessible footpaths, and of course the return of the goalposts will bring delight to many! We are very excited about being able to use the field for activities and events throughout the year, which in the future will include the BMX track once again.”

The project has been funded by Section 106 monies, arising from new developments within the area. 

More information about Cornwall Council’s Play Areas, including scheduled improvements, can be found on the Cornwall Council Play Areas webpage.  

Story posted 9 October 2017.