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Breathing space in the Meadows

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Queen’s Walk Recreation Ground is a special place for many people in the Meadows.

“We love the peace and tranquillity at Queens Walk Recreation Ground. It is a lovely space for everyone to enjoy including dog walkers and families with children. The space is a lovely surprise when local people come across it and there is always a buzz of activity at school finish time.”

Queens Walk Recreation Ground was one of the parks created by the Nottingham Enclosure Act 1845 and was originally intended to be used for Cricket and Leisure. Although there is no longer a cricket pitch on site, there are over 30 species of tree as well as a wildflower meadow, bowls pitch and children’s play area. Recently Pat, Isabell and other local volunteers have been working with Nottingham City Council to re-plant the sensory garden on site.

“Lots of local people don’t have their own gardens to enjoy, this local park is like breathing space. It has been really important during the recent lockdowns for people to be able to enjoy this green space local to them, when restrictions have allowed, we have brought down our own chairs to sit outside and even had committee meetings in the park.”

Emma Taylor, Greenspace Development Officer at Nottingham City Council said “It is great to have passionate volunteers like Pat and Isobel working with us. Their enthusiasm and drive to make local green spaces better for others is really making a difference in their community.”



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