PLAY AREAS in Grappenhall and Thelwall are due to be completely refurbished with an exciting range of new play equipment this May.
The refurbishments are thanks to grants which have been awarded to Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council for new play facilities in the area. A grant of £43,131.00 has been awarded for Diamond Park and £49,710.00 for Jubilee Park. Additional funds will also be provided by the Parish Council to complete the projects.
The cash boost has been given by WREN, a not for profit business which awards grants to community projects from funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund.
The grant will be used to replace old play equipment and provide new play surfaces and benches which will result in more modern, vibrant and visually appealing facilities. The work is expected to take 2 – 3 weeks for each park. Residents had been calling for improvements following the removal of a number of old pieces which were in poor condition and no longer safe for use.
Councillor Elaine Welborn, Chair of the Parish Council, said: ‘’It is wonderful that WREN can make funds like this available to communities and we are thrilled that both of our projects have been selected. We are looking forward to delivering two great new local play areas within the next couple of months. This will really help to encourage local children to go out and get some fresh air and exercise.’’
Richard Smith, WREN’s Grant Manager for Halton and Warrington said: ‘‘WREN is committed to funding projects that make a real difference to local communities, children and families.
‘’The Diamond and Jubilee Park projects will provide fantastic spaces for local people to get outdoors and have some fun. We’re delighted to support Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council to make this happen and look forward to the completion of the projects in May 2018.’’