Re-developed play area for Belbroughton

Fact File

Project/Applicant Name:Belbroughton Recreation Centre
Grant Received:32,500

The Belbroughton Recreation Centre was donated to the village in 1920 as a recreation facility to commemorate the end of the First World War. The grounds have been developed over the years to incorporate a sports hall, tennis club, meeting centre, playing fields and children’s playground.

Unfortunately, by 2019 most of equipment in the playground was damaged and had to be removed leaving just a few uninspiring items suitable for pre-school children and a wooden obstacle course which was in a poor state of repair. Due to the rural location of the village, there was no alternative playground for children to use.

The applicant was awarded £32,500 by Biffa Award to create a new exciting play area with equipment suitable for children up to 12 years old, including swings, a slide, climbing frames and obstacles. The funding was approved at the November 2020 Board Meeting and the new playground was opened in April 2020. Since then it has been well used by local families with children of all ages and abilities.

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