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Playing field regeneration

Published on Friday, 11th October 2019

MAD grant Tollerton playing field regeneration

A small village near Easingwold has redeveloped its playing field play thanks to a council grant.

Hambleton District Council awarded Tollerton Sports and Recreation Committee a grant of £8,285 towards swings, log play equipment, monkey bars, stepping logs, rattle bridge and a balance beam.

“Our existing play park had fallen into a state of disrepair and many of the villagers were taking their children to other playing areas in York and Easingwold due to the lack of a safe and secure play area in Tollerton,“ said William Morris, one of the committee members.

“A survey undertaken in the village showed the regeneration of the children’s play area was the top priority and now thanks to the grant we have been able to do just that.

“We hope this will be a flagship project to show residents the area is cared for and the committee is series in building a better site with a more diverse number of uses in the future.”

And Councillor Mrs Bridget Fortune, portfolio holder for Leisure added “It is great that the council is able to help small villages like these with projects that they cannot afford to fund, but ones which will make a real difference to the local community.”

  • Cash for the Making a Difference scheme comes from ongoing cost savings that councillors are reinvesting into the local community. Each scheme must meet one of the council’s key priorities – driving economic vitality, enhancing health and wellbeing, caring for the environment and providing a special place to live. And each must show that there is community involvement and represents value for money.