Community Safety have 'Fun in the Park'
Youngsters from across Borehamwood enjoyed some free summer fun at the beginning of August thanks to councillor funding. A bouncy castle, bungee runs and Gladiator gauntlet game were among the attractions at three Fun in the Park events on Wednesday 3 August at Meadow Park, Thursday 4 August at Ripon Park and Friday 5 August at Aberford Park.
There was also refreshments provided by Tesco and Nando’s. The events were run in partnership with the Safer Neighbourhood Team and Hertsmere Leisure.
Hertsmere Borough Councillors donated £450 through the council’s Ward Improvement Initiative Scheme (WIIS) to fund the events. Cllr David Burcombe gave £200, Cllrs Victor Eni and Farida Turner gave £100 each and Cllr Richard Butler gave £50.
Funding for the events also came from Affinity Sutton housing association and the council’s Community Safety Partnership team.
Rob Dodkin, Hertsmere Leisure events manager said: “This is the first year of Fun in the Park and we wanted to encourage as many young people and their families as possible to join us. We had some great activities for the whole family to enjoy. It was also a chance to find out more about Borehamwood’s parks and open spaces. We’re really grateful for Hertsmere Borough Council’s support and the other partner agencies who have helped to get these events going.”
Through WIIS, each borough councillor gets £500 to allocate to projects and schemes in their area each year. If you want to apply to WIIS please contact your local borough councillor or call 020 8207 7801.