Bingham Park in Sheffield has been a much-loved space enjoyed by generations. It has plenty of rolling green grass hills for picnics with a beautiful view across the city, paths that you can cycle on and the tennis courts that have seen many a game over the years.
Sadly, over time the tennis courts fell into disrepair and needed some new life. After consulting with the community, the Bingham Park Community Group made plans to partner with Netball England, Basketball England, and SkateboardGB to convert the derelict old tennis courts into a netball/basketball court, a mini skateboard park, and a Children’s scooter and cycle track.
The refurbishment was funded by the Bingham Park Community Group (BPCG) which is entirely run by 15 skilled and committed volunteers from the local community. It operates as a part of the charity Friends of Porter Valley (FoPV). Their crowdfunding was a huge success receiving donations from the local community and organisations like Sheffield Town Trust, JG Graves Foundation, and Henry Boot. They raised an incredible £7,872 to refurbish the park.
Here at Lightmain we were delighted when Sheffield City Council (SCC) asked us to be involved with this project. This was the perfect spot for the Lightmain Dual Basketball and Netball Rotating Posts. These are a totally unique product and are exclusively designed and manufactured by Lightmain. They unlock the space in a new way allowing the community to play a variety of games in the same court (which can be especially useful when space is limited).