Par­ents in plan for new play area

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

A COM­MU­NITY is fundrais­ing to re­vamp a play area.

The project aims to de­velop the ex­ist­ing recre­ational area on Glas­ton­bury Drive in Poyn­ton for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions of young peo­ple.

The idea is to in­stall two pic­nic ar­eas at the south of the site, close to the en­trance, plus a walk­ing trail and a range of play equip­ment in­clud­ing a climb­ing unit.

There will also be two swing sets, benches and a new pair of goalposts.

A group of par­ents have been fundrais­ing since the start of the year, aim­ing to col­lect the £17,000 needed to pay for the project.

One event last month, dubbed the Glas­ton­bury Sun­day Ses­sion, raised £900 through a mini mu­sic fes­ti­val at Poyn­ton Sports club.

The next fundrais­ing event will be a vil­lage fete at the park on Sun­day, July 17. Kate Wil­lett, a mum of two and one of the fundrais­ers, said: “For fam­i­lies liv­ing in this part of Poyn­ton there is nowhere for chil­dren to go and play with­out hav­ing to cross a busy road.

“Our aim is to help raise aware­ness and fundrais­ing for a fab­u­lous devel­op­ment in Poyn­ton to de­velop the ex­ist­ing recre­ational area on Glas­ton­bury Drive which will pro­vide lo­cal res­i­dents with an awe­some play area for their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren to play safely and a legacy for years to come.”

The project has the sup­port of lo­cal busi­ness, the Round Ta­ble and Rotary Club branches, and Poyn­ton Town Coun­cil and Cheshire East Coun­cil.

To of­fer sup­port or get in­volved, email con­tact.GDPARA@gmail. com, join the Face­book group Glas­ton­bury Drive Play Area Poyn­ton or do­nate via crowd­fund­ing. just­giv­ing.com/GDPARA.

●● Sup­port­ers of the cam­paign to re­vamp the play area on Glas­ton­bury Drive and chil­dren at a fundrais­ing event

●● Flood­ing at the ban­d­room of Ver­non (Poyn­ton) Brass Band

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