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Pages Park Pavilion reopens following a £40,000 makeover

Thursday, 30 May 2024

A popular community hub for sports and other activities has been officially reopened following a £40,000 refurbishment.

Pages Park Pavilion was reopened today by Councillor Mary Walsh, Chairman of the Local Partnership Group and our Executive Member for Waste and Planning, and Leighton Linslade Town Mayor, Councillor Kevin Pugh, together with guests from Freddie’s Friends, people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who regularly use the hall.

Visitors to Pages Pavilion's open day

A government grant of £40,000 was used to make improvements to the pavilion in the popular Pages Park in Leighton Buzzard. The venue has benefited from a new kitchen, new pathway, external lighting, an improved car parking area and new security measures.

Councillor Walsh, Chairman of the Local Partnership Group and Executive for Planning and Waste, said:

We’re really pleased to see the Pavilion reopen and the investment in improving Pages Pavilion is worth every penny. The upgraded pavilion will benefit the many community groups already using the venue and assist in turning the centre into a community hub.

Jo Bucki, Co-Founder of Freddie & Friends, said:

The community hub is open to everyone, where all our volunteers are parents/carers of children or adults with SEND needs. We have tried to create an inclusive space regardless of need, breaking down barriers to access support if you need it.

Leighton Linslade Town Council has received £40,000 from the UK government through our UK Shared Prosperity Fund Community Grants programme.

We've been allocated £3.55 million from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities UKSPF Programme which is being delivered alongside their £1.06 million allocation from DEFRA’s Rural England Prosperity Fund.