FENLAND: £880,000 to be spent on new adventure playground, with other play areas to be improved

MORE than £800,000 is set to be pumped into a new adventure playground in part of Wisbech, as part of a £2.5million scheme to improve play areas across the county. Fenland District Councillors will be told next week that up to £880,000 is available for an

MORE than £800,000 is set to be pumped into a new adventure playground in part of Wisbech, as part of a £2.5million scheme to improve play areas across the county.

Fenland District Councillors will be told next week that up to £880,000 is available for an adventure playground in the Waterlees Ward, in an area known as The Spinney.

The money has become available through a £2.5million Play Pathfinder Grant, secured by Cambridgeshire County Council from the Department for Children, Schools and Families, and it is hoped work will start in summer next year <<2009>>.

Next Thursday's full council meeting will also be told that £50,000 will be spent to improve a play area in Wisbech St Mary under the scheme. A further £40,000 is set for improvements in Wisbech Park.


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And £40,000 is set to be spent on the play in Robingoodfellow's Lane, March.

A report from Councillor Steve Garratt, portfolio holder for young people and health, and Councillor Fred Yeulett, portfolio holder for partnerships, will tell councillors that 28 play areas across the county will be improved through the grant.

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"So far 12 sites have been identified," says the report. "The remaining 16 sites will be identified through a bidding process to interested parish councils and voluntary groups later this year.

"Work on these sites will commence from April 2009.

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