Hailey Park in Llandaff North, Cardiff, is a local park with play areas, a pavillion and meadows. The Friends of Hailey Park is a group of park users and local residents, dedicated to improving the park’s amenities.
|EB number||390641||LCF funding||£40,867|
|Project postcode||CF14 2FB||Total project cost||£40,867|
Formed in May 2007 they have over 100 members with the following aim. To make park improvements in an inclusive, sustainable and environmentally friendly way to:
- raise the profile of Hailey Park both in the local and wider community.
- increase and protect the biodiversity of the park.
- make Hailey Park safer and more accessible to all parts of the community.
- protect the park.
- work with Cardiff Council to identify and provide appropriate facilities, deemed as such via effective, transparent consultation
- promote the use of the park for educational purposes for the whole community.
- work in partnership with Cardiff Council, statutory bodies, voluntary and community groups, government bodies and other relevant organisations.
Hailey Park occupies a central position in the River Taff valley.
The well used Taff Trail passes through the park, which is a 55-mile route for walkers and cyclists from Brecon to Cardiff - it adds to the already excellent recreational facilities on offer. Mature trees run along the edge of the River Taff and complement more recent planting to this very attractive area. The proximity to the River Taff ensures that the park is rich in wildlife.
The LCF grant of £40,867 was awarded by Lamby Way Landfill (Cardiff City Council) and enabled through a local environmental body, Community Funding Resources Ltd.
Objectives and outcomes
The Friends of Hailey Park applied for Landfill Communities Fund monies to refurbish the Hailey Park Outdoor Activity Centre including the supply of new playground and fitness equipment.
The Activity Centre is a stand-alone ring fenced facility with seating for visitors and it borders the Taff Trail, a visitor attraction for walkers and cyclists. Some of the existing equipment had deteriorated over a period of time and the facility had become outdated.
The refurbishment provided a range of modern equipment to make the environment more pleasant. It also complements the local Taff Trail facility thereby improving the overall visitor experience. The new equipment is environmentally friendly and improves the social and built environment. The old and decaying equipment was replaced with new. The improved amenity aimed to help discourage any antisocial behaviour.