Ribbon is cut on new play area in Corby Glen

Corby Glen playarea opening EMN-160808-134859001
Corby Glen playarea opening EMN-160808-134859001
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The community in Corby Glen will benefit following the opening of a new play area.

The Corby Glen play area in Station Road is officially open to youngsters following a launch party on Saturday, attended by chairman of the village parish council Steve Honeywood and leader of South Kesteven District Council Bob Adams.

Brand new play equipment along with new safety surfaces are included at the new facility which was funded by a £21,693 grant from WREN’S FCC Community Action Fund along with funding from the district council of 
£10,000.

Steve said he was delighted the play area was now in use.

He says: “This vital facility is going to make a real difference to those who use it, as well as the wider Corby Glen community.

“We are extremely grateful to WREN for providing funding as we would not have been able to go ahead without its support.

“The project has received enormous support from the community in Corby Glen, especially the Corby Glen Christmas Tree Fund, led by Amy Roberts, whose fundraising initiatives have been incredible.

“ We all look forward to seeing the children enjoying the new play equipment.”

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation 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: “It’s wonderful to see something we have funded finally open and ready to make such a difference to children in the local area.

“WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and this is a great example of what can be achieved.”