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Ryton gypsy park's near-£1m upgrade complete

Rugby Editorial 22nd Jul, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A GYPSY and traveller site in the borough has been revamped at a cost of £900,000.

The refurbishment and expansion of Woodside Park in Ryton-on-Dunsmore has increased the number of pitches from a dozen to 18.

The refurbishment of the site’s pitches includes new kitchens, bathrooms, front doors, flooring and damp proofing.

In addition, all pitches have also been fitted with electricity meters.

Rugby Borough Council communities spokeswoman Coun Leigh Hunt said: “By working in partnership with the community, we have delivered a host of improvements to Woodside Park tailored to the needs of our tenants.

“The expansion of the site benefits the borough by increasing the number of homes available for the travelling community.

“The new pitches also benefit the council, generating extra rental income to move the site on to a more sustainable financial footing.

“We now plan to build on our partnership with the community to help maintain Woodside Park as a home all tenants can be proud of.”

The revamp, funded by a grant from the Homes and Communities Agency, was devised by Rugby Borough Council following consultations with tenants at Woodside Park. Work started on site in August 2014.

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