Council confirms plans to demolish Hillmorton Rec pavilion

THE council has confirmed plans to demolish the pavilion at Hillmorton Recreation Ground.

Hillmorton Rec pavilionThe pavilion, built in the 1960s, has fallen into a state of disrepair and become a target for vandals in recent years.

Now the council intends to bulldoze the building and work with the community before making a decision to either replace the pavilion or develop other facilities, such as play equipment, nature areas or an outdoor gym.

Work on demolishing the pavilion has been earmarked for completion by the end of October, with a development plan for the recreation ground set to be finalised by the end of the year.

Cllr Lisa Parker, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for environment and public realm, said: "We refurbished Hillmorton Recreation Ground in 2005, when we worked with the community to deliver a range of improvements.

"However, it's clear the pavilion now needs to come down and we have started the process of commissioning the work.

"We now want to involve the community again to find out what facilities residents want at the recreation ground in order to finalise plans for the future."

Hillmorton Recreation Ground was granted Queen Elizabeth II Field status by Fields in Trust in 2012, protecting it as a green space for future generations to enjoy.

Photo caption: Cllr Lisa Parker, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for environment and public realm, and Colin Horton, Rugby Borough Council green spaces officer, at Hillmorton Recreation Ground's pavilion.

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