Monday 17th December 2012
The community of Hasland in Chesterfield is today celebrating the news that it has received a £25,000 funding boost from SITA Trust's QE2 Fields Fund to provide an outdoor gym and piece of dynamic play equipment at Eastwood Park.
SITA Trust set up the funding programme for sites that have been protected through the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge - which aims to protect 2012 playing fields by the end of 2012 as a celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Chesterfield Borough Council has signed up to the Challenge, preserving Eastwood Park for future generations to enjoy.
SITA Trust funding will ensure that this site is the best it can be for those future generations.
The outdoor gym and play equipment will be installed in the Spring towards the end of the main restoration works at the Park.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, Executive Member for the Environment at Chesterfield Borough Council (left) said: "This is great news for Eastwood Park and will be a fantastic addition to the extensive improvements that are already taking place."
Barbara Arrandale from the Friends of Eastwood Park said: "We're delighted to have secured these funds and we're sure the local community will get a lot of pleasure out of the new gym and play equipment."
Jools Granville of SITA Trust added: "We're delighted to have been able to support this project. In 2012 we committed over £1 million to such improvements at QEII Fields and seeing the hard work and commitment of the communities involved has made this an exciting and humbling endeavour. We hope the community around Eastwood Park enjoys the facility for years to come!"
Alison Moore-Gwyn of Fields in Trust, who runs the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge said: "We are delighted that this site has been successful in the application to receive funding. It will be a fantastic chance to make improvements for the local community.
"We are thrilled that SITA Trust has set up two specific funds specifically for Queen Elizabeth II fields. It is vital support to make the most of the sites being preserved for everyone to make the most of, now and in the future."
SITA Trust provides funding through the Landfill Communities Fund. Funding is available for available for projects that enhance communities and enrich nature.
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