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Press Release

12 January 2024

Council announces new name for leisure and community facilities

Following a public consultation, Fareham Borough Council has announced that that the new name for the programme to transform the Fareham North West community and leisure facilities adjacent to Henry Cort Drive will be ‘Fareham Park’.

Fareham Park was the clear winner with 2,486, out of the total 2,594 votes. This name reflects the new ward name of the area which comes into effect for this year’s local elections in May (currently this is Fareham North West).

Phase one of the programme will be to relocate and enhance the play and recreational facilities adjacent to the existing community centre to the Recreation Ground to the southern side of Henry Cort Drive.

Once funding is secured, phase two will include a new, energy-efficient, larger and fit-for-purpose community centre; accessible toilets to service the pitches; a replacement pétanque court and car parking for the new leisure and community facilities.  

The Council has appointed consultants Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands to develop plans for the programme in more detail, using UKSPF funding.  They are securing the views of the public regarding what the new facility will need to meet their needs, through a series of workshops with local community groups and services. Findings from these sessions will then published on the ‘Let’s Talk Fareham’ Facebook page and webpage referenced below, to enable the wider community to have their say.

The plans that are developed following this consultation will form a major part of a public exhibition giving the whole community an opportunity to comment on them and ensure that everyone’s needs have been considered.

Cllr Sue Walker, Executive Member for Leisure and Community, said: “I am delighted that the new name for this programme will be Fareham Park. It was also my personal favourite and points us in the right direction for this regenerative and transformational community project. I encourage residents to attend the public exhibition and to keep themselves informed as the project progresses.”

Once phase two is complete, the Council would allocate the land that has been vacated to provide up to 55 much-needed affordable new homes.

You can find out more about the Fareham Park programme at www.fareham.gov.uk/FarehamPark

 


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