LEVERINGTON: Children join campaign for new play area in village

PUBLISHED: 16:15 01 July 2009 | UPDATED: 11:46 29 April 2010

Campaign for play area in Leverington

Campaign for play area in Leverington

THE children of Leverington have joined in the campaign to get a new play area in the village. Parents and the parish council want to see a new safe play environment for the youngsters, and are currently searching for funding. The local primary school ch

THE children of Leverington have joined in the campaign to get a new play area in the village.

Parents and the parish council want to see a new safe play environment for the youngsters, and are currently searching for funding.

"The local primary school children are very excited at the prospect of having somewhere fun and safe for them to play," said village mum Sarah Davey, who has been at the forefront of the campaign.

An application has been made for grant funding from the Cambridgeshire Play Pathfinder project, hoping to tap into the £2.5 million awarded to the county last year, for funding play projects designed and developed by local communities.

In Leverington, drop in sessions for parents and residents showed the scheme was well supported, and campaigners are hoping to get extra help from local businesses and residents.

A site at the village sports and social club grounds has been earmarked for the new play area; equipment to be installed on site will be determined by young people in the village.

A spokesman for Leverington Parish Council said: "Sarah Davey came to a council meeting with the idea that the youngsters in the village needed a central play area. The council takes on board any requests by parishioners, and investigates all possibilities.

"Sarah is working tirelessly for the project, and the council applauds her dedication and enthusiasm."

Sarah, who has lived in the village most of her life, said this week: "Since becoming a mum I have realised how little there is for children to do in the village. A play area in Leverington is desperately needed and long overdue."

Anyone who can provide input and support can contact Sarah at 10 Seafield Road, Leverington, or e-mail her on sarahdavey@boltblue.com.


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