New play park for Isle

Misterton play park
Misterton play park

Families are set to benefit from a plush new play park to be situated on the edge of the Isle.

Children in Misterton and the surrounding villages will see the current facility at Church Meadow play area completely renewed, thanks to a £33,847 grant from funding body WREN.

The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to buy and install a full range of play equipment to suit all ages at the play park on High Street, Misterton.

Barry Cooper, Chairman of the Parish Council, believes the park will make a huge difference to the lives of the people living in the area.

He said: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of Misterton. It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to our play park taking shape in the next 12 months”.

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Cheryl Raynor, WREN’s grant manager for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Church Meadow Play Park Regeneration project and pleased that our funding will provide such a fantastic facility for children in Misterton. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”

Angela Harrison, Clerk to the Council, said the play park may be ready to use by the end of June 2016: “The play park has needed significant investment for some time and it is fantastic news that not only can the existing play equipment be replaced by up-to-date, modern alternatives, but new equipment can also cater for the needs of a much larger range of children,” she added.

To find out more about WREN funding contact Cheryl Raynor on 01623 755319.