Community rallies round to revamp park pavilion

Members of Action for Stannington are holding an open day to reveal plans for the pavilion
Members of Action for Stannington are holding an open day to reveal plans for the pavilion

MEMBERS of a Sheffield environmental group are holding an open day when they will reveal plans to refurbish a park pavilion.

Action for Stannington wants to revive the building in Stannington Park and hopes to secure £25,000 from the Veolia Environmental Trust to pay for much-needed improvements.

Work will include fitting new insulated panels to the outside of the building and replacing the windows with energy-efficient double glazing.

An open day will take place at the pavilion on Saturday, March 31, between midday and 4pm, so residents can find out more about the plans and the group’s work.

Retired teacher and volunteer Peter Garner said: “A refurbished pavilion can be used by many more voluntary organisations, schools and sport clubs as a base to run a variety of activities in and around Stannington Park.”

Action for Stannington was set up by Danny Piermattei to clean up the neighbourhood and boost recycling in the area.

The project has won numerous awards over the years, including a Queen’s Award for voluntary service, the Duke of York’s community initiative award and the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire’s award for community spirit.

Mr Piermattei, charity chairman, said: “It is our intention to contribute to a cleaner, greener and safer neighbourhood.

“The volunteers work alongside the council staff, improving parks and increasing the recycling rate for everyone’s benefit. We stand up for Sheffield.”

The pavilion will have a kitchen, disabled toilet facilities, showers and changing rooms.