Crawley Borough Council is working with Inspirecastle Group on plans to open the Millpond playground as an unsupervised play site later this year. The council is exploring opportunities with Inspirecastle Group to support the community and make the playground the hub of Bewbush and the surrounding areas over the next 12 months and beyond. Inspirecastle Group is made up of Natalie Campbell, the founder and ‘Save the Millpond’ petitioner, along with David Graffham and Kathy Rogers from Delta Security Management and Daniel Armstrong of Spotted Crawley.

Natalie Campbell. The lady who began this massive effort with her petition.

A spokesperson said: “Everyone here at Inspirecastle Group is so excited about the plans for the Millpond and our collaboration with the council and the local and wider community to make this site somewhere everyone can come together to benefit.

Kathy delivered an AMAZING presentation to the councillors at the meeting.

“This is going to be the hub we campaigned for, in one of the most diverse and passionate communities in Crawley, and we are excited to be a part of creating a bright long-term future for the site.” Councillor Chris Mullins, Cabinet member for Wellbeing at Crawley Borough Council, said: “This is an exciting opportunity; it’s great that the Inspirecastle Group wants to deliver activities and make the site a hub for the community. “We look forward to working with them to explore this moving forward.” If you would like to get involved in the project as a volunteer or your organisation is looking to give back to the community, send an email to contact@inspirecastlegroup.co.uk For more information on Inspirecastle Group visit inspirecastlegroup.co.uk