Parkgate play area's funding success

4 April 2016

A popular play area in Parkgate will be getting three extra pieces of play equipment, thanks to a successful joint bid for funding by Cheshire West and Chester and Neston Town Councils.

The Ropework Play Area is to receive £16,800 from the Bradley Park Community Fund through the Landfill Communities Fund. This amount has also been match funded by Neston Town Council the local Parkgate Ward member and the Council’s Kick Start Fund.

The play area currently caters for younger primary school children and the new equipment, which is likely to include junior swings, a climbing frame and an all-inclusive roundabout for disabled users, will provide much needed facilities for the 7 to 11 years age group.

The money will also fund a new boundary fence for the neighbouring allotment, which will increase site security and enhance the boundary with the play area.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Wellbeing, Councillor Louise Gittins said: “I’m delighted that we were able to work closely with Neston Town Council to secure this funding. There is mounting evidence demonstrating the contribution play areas can make to our children’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. Cheshire West and Chester Council is currently developing a borough-wide Play Strategy and is committed to developing the play opportunities available for children across the borough.” Councillor David Carter, chair of Neston Town Council’s Society and Culture Committee, said: “The successful funding bid is really good news and the new equipment will be welcomed by the local community. I am also pleased that we will also be involving teaching staff and children at Parkgate Primary School in discussions about the final equipment choices, volunteering and promoting the site in the school community.”

Robert McFarlane Chairman of the NPL Group to which Bradley Park Waste Management belongs added: “We were happy to support the bid for this popular local play area. The grant was the final piece in the jigsaw and will enable this project to go ahead.”
It is hoped that the new equipment will be in place for the summer.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Ward Member, Councillor Martin Barker, Town Councillor, David Carter, Roger Warren, Managing Director - POS Landcare Ltd, Elaine Grant, Locality Officer  and Calvin Stockton, Play Project Officer at the Ropework Play Area in Parkgate.
Councillor Louise Gittins, Ward Member, Councillor Martin Barker, Town Councillor, David Carter, Roger Warren, Managing Director - POS Landcare Ltd, Elaine Grant, Locality Officer  and Calvin Stockton, Play Project Officer at the Ropework Play Area in Parkgate.

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