A community group in South Hiendley, Yorkshire with their sights set on making positive changes to their local environment, have secured a £49,980 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.
The South Hiendley Welfare Park Play Area project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Recreation theme, will include the installation of 9 pieces of play equipment along with safely surfacing, a bench and a picnic table. South Hiendley Improvement Group hope that the project will re-establish a long forgotten village facility that provides a fun, inclusive play area with picnic facilities aimed primarily at families with children in the two to eight year old range but will also accommodate older children.
Chris Mee, Vice Chair, South Hiendley Improvement Group, said:
“We are delighted to have received funding for the new play area which is to be constructed in South Hiendley Welfare Park. This project will provide an excellent resource for the community and will act as a catalyst for future projects aimed at improving facilities within the village”.
Lisa Corson, Headteacher, South Hiendley Junior, Infant & Early Years School, said:
“The new play area will be beneficial to our pupils and their siblings in terms of developing physical activity and social interaction. It will encourage families and young children to spend more quality time outdoors and as a family.”
Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:
“We are really pleased to be able to support this project at South Hiendley Welfare Park, not only will it provide a community facility for local people for many years to come, it also provides a good starting point to kick start further developments in the surround area.”