Money to fund better parks

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MORE than £70,000 is to be spent improving parks and green spaces around parts of Sheffield.

The money is coming from payments by developers as a condition of them being granted planning permission for schemes around the city centre, Broomhall, Broomhill and Walkley.

Allocation includes £33,735 towards the upkeep of Sheffield General Cemetery, £19,050 for open space off Duchess Road, Lowfield, and £11,800 for the Botanical Gardens.

Smaller sums of £3,600 are set to be used for environmental improvements around Broomhill, and £2,700 for work to Ruskin Park, Walkley.

The proposed spending is to be discussed at a meeting of Sheffield Council’s Central Community Assembly.

The debate is at the Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, in the city centre, from 6pm tomorrow.