Improvements to Allen Park
Published 24th July 2013
Works to significantly improve Allen Park in
Bedford have been completed and officially unveiled this week
The improvements include a newly surfaced and
fenced sports court, which includes two tennis courts and an
enlarged multi-sports court for caged cricket, 5-a-side football
Working closely with the Queens Park community
the courts have been re-designed to meet the local need for cricket
and are the first courts in the area to include cricket facilities.
The courts are free to use for all.
The works have been entirely funded from
contributions from housing developers and coincide with the
50th anniversary of Allen Park being gifted to the
borough by the W.H. Allen Engineering works.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said:
“These works have significantly improved the facilities available
at Allen Park and I am sure they will be well used and very welcome
“We are continuing to work with local and
national groups in order to ensure as many people as possible from
across the community are able to use and enjoy Allen Park.”
Martin Darlow, Chief Executive of Bedfordshire
Cricket Ltd, added: “This is the first court in the area to include
cricket facilities and I am sure they will be welcomed and well