Wednesday 22nd May 2013
The Friends of Stand Road Park has been awarded £47,000 from Biffa Award to build an adventure play area for young children at Whittington Moor, Chesterfield.
The adventure play area will be installed near the Stand Road Park's pavilion.
The project has been funded by Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK using money from landfill tax credits donated by Biffa Group Ltd, (www.biffa-award.org).
The Friends Group are community volunteers working to transform Stand Road Recreation Ground into a community park that will be safe and enjoyable for everyone and something the community will be proud of.
So far they have successfully completed projects that have provided a multi-use games area, a skateboard park for teenagers as well as a community café in the park pavilion, staffed by volunteers, that opens on Sundays.
Chair of the Friends Group, Graham King, said, "Our extensive community consultation showed that the next priority for improving the park was to install an adventure play area for very young children. I am very grateful to Biffa Award for providing the funding needed to make this possible.
"We consulted the young children from the nursery class at Highfield Hall Primary School and all of the classes at Gilbert Heathcote Infants School so we know that the equipment we shall be putting on the park is what the children will enjoy most."
Gillian French, Programme Manager for Biffa Award said, "Biffa Award is delighted to support this project, which has been led by community volunteers and involved local children. Outdoor play spaces are incredibly important; the improved area will be a fun, stimulating and engaging place where children and their parents can meet and socialise."
Under the Landfill Community Fund 10% of the money awarded for a project must come from a third party contributor.
In this case the £4,700 needed has been provided by Chesterfield Borough Council's Dunston, Moor and St Helen's Community Forum.
Chesterfield Borough Councillor, Keith Brown, who chaired the Forum, said, "Grants like this enable us to support the efforts of voluntary groups and deliver the Council's vision of 'putting our communities first'. I am sure local children will enjoy playing on the equipment."
Landscape Architect, James Jackson, of JPJ Design Partnership will design the play area and oversee the project.
The Friends Group plans to hold an official opening event when the project is complete to which the nursery and infant's classes who helped with the consultation will be invited.
For more information contact Graham King, Chairperson, Tel. 07833 418 490, e-mail email@example.com
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