Chosen paddling pool design announced by Grantham park forum

This is the chosen design to take the place of the current paddling pool in Grantham's Wyndham Park.
This is the chosen design to take the place of the current paddling pool in Grantham's Wyndham Park.
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According to the Wyndham Park Forum, this is the design for the new paddling pool to replace the existing one in the Grantham park.

Yet South Kesteven District Council says it is unable to confirm the winning design until additional funding from a grant-awarding body is approved.

The chairman and secretary of the park forum, made up of volunteers with a passion for the town’s largest park, broke the news in a letter to the Journal.

Chairman John Knowles and secretary Elizabeth Bowskill wrote: “The result was that design number five was the outstanding winner.”

Opinions were gauged through public consultations held in the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre and in the park.

Option five was popular, with people attracted to its mix of traditional paddling pool and splash pad, which has a caterpillar feature, three blow holes and two mini fountains.

The next stage of the process was applying for funding of £40,000 from Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN), which was completed this week.

SKDC will put up the remaining £40,000 needed and, if the grant is successful, work will start in the autumn and be completed by the summer of next year. Other funding options will be considered if the WREN grant is refused.

SKDC’s property development manager Neil Cucksey refused to confirm that this (above) is what the park will get. He said: “We are currently not in a position to announce the consultation outcome or any plan for the paddling pool until the funding from WREN has been approved. This should be in September.”

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