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Rushden's Parks & Playgrounds
Enjoying 'Music in the Park' in May 2008
in the old walled garden at Hall Park

The Rushden Echo and Argus, 11th November, 1949, transcribed by Gill Hollis

Rushden Hall to be Restored
Parks to Have Playground Equipment

A step towards restoration of Rushden Hall was taken by Rushden Urban Council on Wednesday after they had heard a report that plans for the work were to be prepared by Professor A. E. Richardson, M.A.

Professor Richardson has been asked to prepare the scheme he considers most practicable and desirable, but for guidance he has been furnished with a list of ideas.

The report was approved.

The Parks Committee also presented a two years’ scheme for provision of children’s playground equipment in parks and open spaces.

Total cost will be £2,638, and applications for grants will be submitted to the Education authorities and the National Playing Fields’ Association.

First tenders will be invited for equipment for Boundary Avenue, the Higham Road housing estate and the land adjoining the Southfields estate.

As this report has not been examined by the Finance Committee, it was deferred for a month, but Coun. Mrs. Muxlow made one comment.

In the past, she said, playground equipment had been very roughly used. She felt it might be a good thing to get the parents on the estates interested when the new equipment was installed.

It was agreed to have Jubilee Park levelled at a cost of £430, and appointment of a Parks Superintendent, responsible for all horticultural work and supervision of employees, was approved in principle.

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