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Goodmayes playing field’s new name is revealed

PUBLISHED: 14:00 10 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:39 10 December 2018

The Orchard Playing Fields.

The Orchard Playing Fields.

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A Goodmayes playing field has been officially renamed.

The Orchard Playing Fields.The Orchard Playing Fields.

The extension of Goodmayes Park will now be known as Orchard Playing Fields, following an official naming ceremony on Thursday, December 6.

Among those attending the ceremony at the park in Goodmayes Lane were Mayespark Primary School pupils, members of community group Friends of Goodmayes Park, council leader Jas Athwal, Cllr Kam Rai and Redbridge mayor Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara.

Cllr Athwal said: “It was great to be joined by local resident groups and school children for the official renaming of the grounds.”

He added: “I hope residents will enjoy this open space in one of the many fantastic parks we have in Redbridge.”

The new name is said to reflect the playing field’s transformation after an orchard was planted there two years ago, funded by Redbridge Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Cllr Kam Rai added: “This has been a longstanding promise to improve the extension and give it an identity.

“It has been underused and that is why we planted an orchard and agreed some funding to improve playing pitches within the ground to make it more inviting for residents.”

Residents can have their say on how future CIL funding should be spent next year by completing a consultation form here: redbridge.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy/community-infrastructure-levy/

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