Work starts on £80,000 children’s play area

Date published: 14 February 2020
Pupils and councillors cut the turf at Bill Bailey Playing Field
Pupils and councillors cut the turf at Bill Bailey Playing Field

Excited school children attended a special turf cutting ceremony signalling the start of work on a new Nettleham play area.

£80,000 is being invested in the project, which will include new play equipment primarily aimed at Junior School aged children in the village. The equipment selected is predominantly constructed from natural materials to fit in with the mature trees and shrubs already in place at the site.

Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Steve England led the sod cutting ceremony, which was held on Bill Bailey’s Playing Field. He was joined by pupils from Nettleham Junior School, councillors and local residents.

Cllr England said: “I would like to congratulate Nettleham Parish Council on securing the funding for this project, it will be a much needed asset to the area.”

The development is taking place thanks to a £42,993 grant from FCC Communities Foundation, (previously known as WREN) with a grant of £8,000 coming from West Lindsey District Council.

The Chairman of Nettleham Parish Council, Cllr John Evans believes the new equipment will make a huge difference to young people living in the area.

Cllr Evans said: “This project will provide some exciting new play equipment for local young people to use, not currently available in Nettleham. We’re really looking forward to seeing preparations for the installation of the new equipment commence over the next few months”.

This new play area fulfils a need identified in consultation with local residents, and should be completed and ready for use before the end of the year.

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