The Isham Playing Fields Association (IPFA) is celebrating following the opening of new children’s play equipment in the Glebe Field off the A509 in the centre of the village.
The new apparatus has officially been opened by Mrs Kirstin Howarth, Headteacher of Isham Primary School, who was very impressed the lovely range of activities it provides for the local children. The launch event was attended by representatives of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Trustees of the IPFA, Reception Class children and members of the community.
The new equipment includes three separate pieces of apparatus targeted at children of different age groups and ability, offering both fun and many kinds of physical challenge. It has been funded by a £28,170 grant from FCC Communities Foundation and £14,780 from the Borough Council of Wellingborough.
Douglas Forrester, chair of the IPFA is delighted that the project is now open. He said: “This enhanced facility is going to make a real difference to those who use it and their families. We are extremely grateful to FCC Communities Foundation and the Borough Council for providing funding as we would not have been able to go ahead without their support.”
Ward Councillor, Clive Hallam, added: “It’s been a real pleasure to work with the Playing Fields Association to part fund this equipment with the council’s Community Grant.
“The Glebe Field is a lovely spot used by all age groups but especially the young where safe access to creative play equipment makes a huge difference. Well done to PFA members involved and officers at Wellingborough Council for their support and guidance.”
Ward Councillor, Jennie Bone, said: “Community grants provides local community groups with vital funding in order to enable them to deliver projects which will benefit local residents. We are proud to have supported this scheme and hope that youngsters enjoy hours of outdoor fun for many years to come.”
FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Cheryl Raynor, FCC Communities Foundation’s local grant manager says: “We are delighted to be supporting the Glebe Field Improvement project and are pleased to work alongside partner organisations to enhance this facility for the benefit of the local community.