FITNESS fanatics in Bracknell are being urged to apply for funding to improve the use of park spaces for the community.

Parkrunners, who use the Great Hollands Recreation Ground in Bracknell are being asked to apply for funding worth £50,000 from a Community Reward Scheme, launched by Leeds Building Society. The scheme helps local parks be used as a space for communities to come together.

Free parkruns take place every Saturday in the park, the run encourages residents to either run or walk 5km with friends, family or on their own. Research by Leeds Building Society showed that 7 in 10 people believe that local parks could do with more work.

Peter Hill, CEO at Leeds Building Society said: “We recognise how important local parks and open spaces are to people in Bracknell, with so many uses whether it be for running or exercise groups such as parkrun, food festivals, a family walk or even just a space to take time out and read a book.

“Through our Community Reward Scheme, park runners in Bracknell have the opportunity to make the improvements and build the volunteer support network they need, to enable it to be an enjoyable, weekly free event for so many people in the town.”

Leeds Building Society’s Community Reward Scheme launched in May 2018, currently five parkruns have been awarded the £50,000 fund.