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New play zones in the borough

Plans to create a number of new sports and activity spaces are underway to encourage children and adults to be active together.

Working with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and The Football Foundation, a charity helping communities improve their local football facilities, the council is asking residents to share where in the borough they want sports spaces, how they want to use them and what sports they like to play. Whether you are a parent or a young person, share your views on the new play zones and fill in a short survey by 12 January 2023.

What are PlayZones?

PlayZones are safe and accessible outdoor facilities that bring people together through football and other sports such as netball, cricket, basketball and rugby. These 30m x 20m activity spaces will be available for use day and night, all year round. The PlayZones programme aims to create over 240 PlayZones in England by 2025.

New play zones

Councillor Polly Knewstub, cabinet member for thriving communities, said: “It’s great that we’re expanding community sports facilities across the borough. Working with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and the Football Foundation we want to deliver even more sports and activity spaces where you want to see them.

“It was clear during the pandemic how valued local facilities are in the community and we are committed to developing sports facilities that bring people together. Please get involved by telling us what sports you want to play and where in a quick survey.”

Accessible sports facilities for all

Providing opportunities and access to safe, inclusive and welcoming facilities are at the heart of the programme. The council wants to hear from those who might not have traditionally had a chance to get involved in sport. Ealing Council would be particularly interested in hearing from people from lower incomes, women and girls, people with disabilities or long-term conditions and ethnically diverse communities.

Share your views in a short survey by 12 January 2023.

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