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Green light to improve Albany Park and Angel Gardens with £85,000 Mayor of London grant
Two parks in need of a helping hand are set to be renovated thanks to a £85,000 grant from the Mayor of London.
Albany Park in Hertford Road, Enfield Lock, and Angel Gardens in Rays Road, Edmonton Green, will receive the cash from the mayor’s Pocket Parks Programme, which aims to deliver 100 new or improved public spaces across London by March 2015.
The money will pay for a new sports games and play area in Albany Park, and derelict Angel Gardens – which stands between the Montagu Road industrial estate and houses in Rays Road and Rays Avenue – will be transformed with an outdoor gym, a community garden, and pathways to Angel Road station.
Councillor Del Goddard, Enfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for business and regeneration, said: "The creation of these pocket parks will help to drive the regeneration of these area, instill a sense of pride in the community and help provide high quality open spaces for people to enjoy.
"We are determined to improve the quality of life for our residents and we will continue to identify funding which enables us to deliver high quality community facilities for our residents in the places they are needed most."
Councillor Chris Bond, the cabinet member for environment, said the authority has a "brilliant track record" of providing "first rate parks" in Enfield and two new top notch open spaces will make a "significant contribution" to improving the quality of people's lives.