New Mills visit a walk in the park for county crime commissioner

Becky Lambert (Creating Spaces), Alan Charles and Jess Lever (Friends of New Mills Parks).
Becky Lambert (Creating Spaces), Alan Charles and Jess Lever (Friends of New Mills Parks).

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles has met volunteers behind an ambitious project to rejuvenate a New Mills park.

The Friends of New Mills Parks plans to transform Bowden Crescent Park at Ollersett into a community facility for families to enjoy.

A £40,000 grant from the commissioner’s Neighbourhoods Investing Criminal Earnings (NICE) Fund - made up of income confiscated from criminals - will help fund the installation of new park equipment, picnic tables, benches and pedestrian gates.

Mr Charles said: “This redevelopment project will give residents another reason to be proud of their local community and will keep youngsters busy and active.”

As part of the project, a community-led art installation will be built by community art group Creating Spaces.