Onchan Park is a park in the Gedling Borough Council district at the top of Oakdale Road, Carlton, Nottingham, England. Bordered by Onchan Avenue, Onchan Drive and Greenhill Road the once vibrant park was used by people from across the region. The children’s playground, tennis court, 5 a side football pitch, bowling green and the flora and fauna all providing opportunities for all ages to be active and enjoy the surroundings.
In 2016 we saved Onchan Park, last year we entered the Aviva Community Fund to bid for funding for a Table Tennis area for community use. We had amazing support from local people and supporters in 2016 and votes from supporters got our project to the finals of the process. The judges didn’t choose our project to receive the full funding, but Aviva will donate £500 towards developing facilities at the park. So it’s back to the drawing board for the table tennis bid and watch this space for the next project!
Outdoor table tennis would be a great addition to Onchan Park as it’s such an inclusive activity for all ages and abilities. It would really encourage the whole community to make use of Onchan Park in an area of the park that needs regeneration.
If you can help out or do something for the group, please let us know and come along to the next meetings. We have lots of ideas for events, we are in the middle of a couple of projects (wildlife and spring bulbs planting, preparation for the next event, planning to improve the tarmac court and attempts to deter anti-social behaviour) so we need people who can work with us to get these ideas off the ground. Helpers to run activities at our events, people who could organise a sporting event on the park.
The last public meeting was on Tuesday 26th June 2017 at 6:30pm at St John’s Church on Oakdale Road. Minutes of the meeting are here.