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Repton Park Community Facilities: Ashford Borough Council

Repton Park Community Facilities

Repton

Download the latest plans here:
Repton Park Community Facilities - The story so far [pdf] 5MB 

Repton Park is getting brand new community facilities, including a community building, multi-use games area and football pitches.

As a result of local housing development, a sum of funding is available to create new facilities for the neighbourhood, which are due to open in this year (2014).

Ashford Borough Council is leading the project as part of its commitment to improving community and youth facilities across the borough.

Where is it?

The Repton Park housing development is sandwiched between the A28 and the A20, and is a phased development of 1,250 units, with its own high street and a brand new primary school.

The community facilities will be located on what will be the main high street of the development, next to the primary school. There is also provision for a health venue.

Consultation Results

In 2012, the first stage of public consultation on the plans for Repton Park took place to gather ideas and opinions on what spaces in the community building are wanted and how they will be used. 166 people responded to the consultation with the majority aged between 35 & 44.

The highlights from the consultation across all respondents demonstrates a clear desire for a;

  • Public café
  • Youth or indoor play space
  • Large hall (capacity 200)
  • Space for outside organisations

 The results also show the community would like to see;

  • Outdoor sports and games
  • Sports and dance clubs
  • Courses and education
  • Social clubs

You can see the full results by downloading this document Repton Consultation Results.pdf [pdf] 385KB

The second round of consultation involved three workshops. The highlights of these are:

  • 88% of respondents liked the plans for the community facilities.
  • 91% said they will use the facility.
  • Badminton, dance and aerobics were the most popular choice of activity for hall.
  • There was large support (52%) for a large Multi Use Games Area.

You can see the full results by downloading this document Repton Consultation Report.pdf [pdf] 412KB

Look out for further information posted on the Repton Park Community Board at Waitrose, Repton Park Primary School and this website. 

If you have any particular questions about this project or wish to sign up to receive updates on progress, please email consult@ashford.gov.uk

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