South Yorkshire PCC Attends Gathering Ground Opening Event at Hillsborough Park

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings attended an opening event on Friday, as the newly-refurbished Coach House and Bradbury Makers’ Shed were unveiled in Hillsborough Park.

The renovated spaces have been developed in a £1 million project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Age UK Sheffield, and other capital funders.

The new hub invites the local community to enjoy creative, artistic, leisure and wellbeing activities, with a calendar of events regularly updated.

Speaking after the event, Dr Billings said: “It’s good to see spaces like this renovated, refreshed and ready to enhance the lives of the people who use them.

“Age UK is doing excellent work for those living with dementia, by providing creative activities and a chance to socialise with those who understand the challenges they may face day to day.

“The newly developed area of Hillsborough Park provides a place for people to relax and enjoy their interests, surrounded by some of the open green space Sheffield has to offer. We know that when public buildings and spaces are allowed to run down, it leads to people taking less care of the environment and to acts of anti-social behaviour. This is another reason for being grateful to those who have revived these buildings and spaces.”

Find out more about the initiative here.