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Parish Delighted With £30k Funding For New Play Area At Jacobs Well

Published on: 31 May, 2016
Updated on: 1 Jun, 2016

Worplesdon Parish Council is delighted to have received a £30,000 funding boost from SITA Trust to upgrade its Jacobs Well play area.

How the new play area at Jacobs Well will look.

How the new play area at Jacobs Well will look.

The existing play area was constructed by the parish council in 1983. It now aims to increase the amount of equipment within the limited space available which will not only greatly enhance the appeal of the play area, but most importantly, it will significantly increase its play value as well as enabling older children to enjoy it.

The current play area that was

The current play area was constructed by Worplesdon Parish Council in 1983.

The parish council says that families with children over a wide age range will benefit tremendously from the upgrade, as at present the play area only offers older children a flat seat swing or the roundabout.

The new equipment will provide the following features – rocking, climbing, sliding, swinging and rotating. The equipment is all-inclusive enabling able bodied and disabled children to play together.

The clerk to Worplesdon Parish Council, Gaynor White, who is leading the project, said: “We are thrilled and delighted to benefit from the superb funding initiative provided by SITA Trust.

“Without its generous grant we would have been unable to undertake this invaluable project. We would also like to thank Surrey Community Action for its extremely beneficial funding advice.

“This funding opportunity will enable a complete transformation of a well-loved play area to take place. The project was nominated by a local resident and the selected scheme by HAGS-SMP was chosen by the local community at a community engagement event last December.

“We are privileged to be able to support our community’s ambitions and look forward to the grand opening with eager anticipation.”

Marianne Ivin of SITA Trust added: “The community spirit and enthusiasm shown by this project is wonderful to see, we can’t help but be equally excited to see the play area come to life too.

“SITA Trust provides grants through the Landfill Communities Fund. This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.4 billion.”

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Responses to Parish Delighted With £30k Funding For New Play Area At Jacobs Well

  1. Angela Gosselin Reply

    June 3, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I do wish this would be available for the more deprived areas in Guildford.

    Especially in those where there are very, many youngsters who would hugely benefit.

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