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Work has begun on new play equipment Isham

Published Friday, 07 June 2019

Building work is under way to create a greatly improved play area for children in Isham.

The new equipment will provide fun, exercise and challenges for children of all ages.  The foundations and construction are well underway in the playing field.

The project, which is being funded by a £28,170 grant from FCC Communities Foundation and £14,780 from the Borough Council of Wellingborough, will provide three separate pieces of apparatus targeted at different age groups, together with the necessary safety surfaces, once it is open in early June.

Douglas Forrester, chair of the Isham Playing Fields Association (IPFA) is delighted that the project is starting to take shape.

Liz Lovett of IPFA says: “It’s great to see our vision for this vital community facility moving closer to reality. We are extremely grateful for the funds FCC Communities Foundation and the Borough Council of Wellingborough have given us and we’re looking forward to the work being completed.”

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.