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Funded on Spacehive 12 July 2019 Delivered 9 November 2020

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Help us get on Trax

Help us get on Trax

Friends of Barnsley Road Playing Field By Friends of Barnsley Road Playing Field

The old BMX track (The Mound) on Barnsley Road Playing Fields is unusable at the moment. We would like to create a road play area that will benefit the whole community.

Doncaster Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 12 Jul 2019!

The Mound would need to be cleared of concrete & tyres. We would then provide a road surface with a roundabout & junctions to teach children road safety along with exercise for all ages. We would place limestone rocks for all to sit on. We would also plant trees & wildflowers. There would also be a bench for parents & grandparents to enjoy the view from The Mound to the rest of the playing field. This project would improve the health & wellbeing of all members of the community.

What we'll deliver:

  • Improve the appearance of The Mound by providing a road track
  • Plant trees & wildflowers
  • Place a bench for all to use
  • Provide a facility that the whole community can benefit from

Why it's a great idea:

For years the top of Barnsley Road Playing Field has been unused & neglected. The Friends of Barnsley Road Playing Field got together to improve the field so that all members of our community can use what we think is a great asset for our neighbourhood. This project came about from a public consultation that happened a couple of years ago. The public wanted better facilities on the field to make it a great place to visit & promote health & well being through exercise for all.

Steps to get it done:

  • remove the tyres & concrete from The Mound
  • Lay the road way
  • Lay the turf
  • put down the quarry stones
  • fit the bench on to the new turf
  • plant the wildflowers
  • Hold a community event to celebrate


Location Doncaster

About the space

Barnsley Road Playing Field


Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £20,869

Provide a track 1.5m x @ 290 m - £17,255 (83%)
Construct Berm - £1,625 (8%)
Bench - £400 (2%)
Painted crossings 3 no @£120 each - £360 (2%)
Other - £1,229 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Provide a track 1.5m x @ 290 m
Construct Berm
Painted crossings 3 no @£120 each
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Provide boulders for sitting on as well as landscaping
  • Sow wildflower seeds

Total £20,869

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