Five Redbridge playing fields permanently protected to mark Diamond Jubilee and Olympics

Barkingside Recreation Ground - Mossford Green, Barkingside

Barkingside Recreation Ground - Mossford Green, Barkingside - Credit: Archant

Five Redbridge playing fields have been permanently protected to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Olympics.

Westwood, Hainault, Redbridge and Barkingside Recreation Grounds as well as Loxford Park have been designated “Queen Elizabeth II Fields” by the Fields in Trust Campaign.

It aims to preserve outdoor recreational spaces across the country as a “living legacy” of the Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympics.

The parks will also be improved with £40,000 of funding from the London Marathon Charitable Trust and the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Cllr Ashok Kumar, cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “It is excellent news that we now have five sites in our borough protected and retained for future generations.

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“These sites are great examples of how local communities will benefit from successful Diamond Jubilee Project and the 2012 Games.”

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