Refurbishment plans

Multi-Use Games Area


Hard court surface with markings for basketball, tennis, 5-aside football and cricket stumps for all ages to use; after-school clubs; Cycling Proficiency courses.

Safe and secure


Sound-reducing fencing; secure gates; clear signage about opening hours and regulations for use. Ideal location because of 'natural surveillance': it is completely overlooked, with no dark corners.

Community Use


Available for groups to book, or 'Turn Up & Play' for all;

Summer soccer schools by CityWest in conjunction with Premier League clubs (Football in the Community, Arsenal Kicks).



Variation of existing WCC contracts for locking/unlocking Paddington Street Gardens and public WCs (Carlisle) - to include Luxborough St gates. Bookings via Everyone Active website.

Build costs


Total costs (inc fencing and lighting) £50k. Capital investment from WCC-approved Community Infrastructure Levy funds*; also explore Sport England grant funding.

Maintenance costs


Variation of existing WCC contracts to include Luxborough St; revenue stream from club bookings; contribution from Ward budget; explore sponsorship and grants