Hackney’s parks are set for a spruce-up to the tune of £1million over the next year with works including refurbishing pathways, fences, play areas, sports pavilions and tennis courts across Hackney.

As part of the Hackney Parks and Green Spaces Strategy 2021-31, which was given the green light at Cabinet last week, essential repair works costing £725,000 will be carried out throughout this year and next to ensure that the existing parks infrastructure is maintained to an acceptable standard. 

In an effort to boost the borough’s recycling rate, £100,000 will be spent to replace single-use bins in the Council’s 58 parks with dual bins for both general waste and recycling.

There will also be £70,000 spent on repairs for the Clissold Park keeper’s lodge and £150,000 approved to replace the fencing of two all-weather pitches on Mabley Green – including an overhang to stop people climbing over and using the pitches when they are closed.

The strategy will also see £100,000 committed to deliver one Connecting Green Spaces project per year for four years by working with residents and grassroots groups to enhance existing green spaces, improve their connection to the wider environment and make streets and other spaces greener.

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