King George V Recreation Ground
Portfolio Holder - Councillor Chris Buston
The Town Council manages the King George V Recreation Ground as Trustees, on behalf of Fields In Trust. Recreation grounds were purchased across the country following the death of King George V, who was a keen sportsman, following public fundraising in his memory.
The aim was to ensure that all urban areas had at least one free outdoor recreation area.
The King George V Recreation Ground in Ferryhill is situated in the Broom area of Town and is a very well used recreation area.
The facility has been improved and developed considerably over the years, with over £140,000 of grant funding having been obtained.
Improvements to the facility have included new play equipment and a new cantilever swing has been installed with funds obtained from Awards For All totalling £8500, other improvements have included new footpaths, herbaceous planting and trees, two grass 5-a-side pitches, bike track, floodlit basketball court, CCTV camera, 2 youth shelters and tarmacing around the existing Coca Cola wall, as well as new seats and bins.
The King George V is the home venue for Ferryhill Celtic Football Club.
By working in partnership Ferryhill Town Council and the Friends group aim to work to continuously improve the playing fields. King George V is one of five sites owned by Ferryhill Town Council to be awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award. For more information on Green Flag please contact Karen Younghusband on 01740 652157 or to view the Green Flag website <<click here>>
A survey is being carried out asking for resident’s opinions and suggestions for the site, to complete a survey <<click here>>.
Funds were secured by the Friends of King George V group that enabled the football changing rooms to be refurbished. Also £12,000 was recently donated by County Councillor Charlie Magee from his Members fund for a new Street Snooker game.
If you wish to become a member of the Friends of King George V group please contact the Town Hall on 01740 652157 or Councillor Chris Buston on 01740 655741.
To view the Public Information Leaflet for King George V please <<click here>>