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Plaque to commemorate Gloucester Park

By nwilder  |  Posted: February 17, 2014

  • QEII Plaques being Installed at Gloucester Park

  • QEII Plaques being Installed at Gloucester Park

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New arrival to Gloucester Park marks prestigious Queen Elizabeth Field II status.

The City Council secured three sites, out of the 1,596 nationally, including the Gloucester Park, Robinswood Hill and Plock Court.

Being designated a Queen Elizabeth II Field in Trust brings with it opportunities to improve the area further and protect more than 150 hectares of open space for the future.

Councillor Sajid Patel, cabinet member for environment said; "It is great that there is now a lasting memorial to the fact the city's premier park is one of the green spaces protected through this legacy initiative.

"As a Heart City we are always looking at ways to encourage active and healthy lifestyles and the protection of this space will be of great benefit to the local community and future generations."

A commemorative plaque has also been installed at Plock Court on the grass verge by the first visitor's car park.

Due to the weather conditions the plaque and stone for Robinswood Hill will be installed at a later date when ground conditions improve.

Fields in Trust is the only independent UK-wide charity dedicated to protecting and improving outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. Find out more on the Fields in Trust website.

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  • Richardburton  |  February 18 2014, 6:40PM

    Any chance this Trust could find a few thousands pounds and improve the bird aviery in the park? This birds are well looked after by the park keepers but their home needs to be better and welcoming!

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