£50,000 com­mu­nity grant for play­ground

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

WORK has started on a new play­ground af­ter the com­mu­nity won a £50,000 grant.

The new play equip­ment is be­ing in­stalled at Cop Meadow in Sut­ton and drainage work is be­ing car­ried out on the field.

It means the project for a new play area is a step closer af­ter par­ish coun­cil­lors with other lo­cal part­ners worked to­gether to win £48,690 from fund­ing body WREN through its Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Fund.

Sarah Giller, par­ish clerk, said: “It’s great to see our vi­sion for this vi­tal com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity mov­ing closer to re­al­ity. We are ex­tremely grate­ful for the fund­ing WREN has given us and we’re look­ing for­ward to open­ing to the pub­lic.”

The old play area had fallen into a poor state of re­pair.

The swings, round­about and climb­ing frame are be­ing re­placed by a new set of equip­ment and there will be new sur­fac­ing.

Richard Smith, WREN’s grant man­ager for Cheshire, said: “It’s al­ways nice to see some­thing we have funded start to take shape.

“We’re de­lighted to be sup­port­ing such a worth­while project and look for­ward to it ben­e­fit­ing chil­dren and fam­i­lies in Sut­ton.”

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