Major funding secured to improve an Ossett play area
A playground is
Ossett is set to get a fantastic £59,000 make-over – thanks to the efforts of
Wakefield Council and the Broadowler Tenants and Residents Association.
The Broadowler Lane site will get all new toddler and junior play equipment
including new swings and multi-play units with slides for both age ranges, a
basket swing, as well as rocking and spinning play features. A new safety
surface will be put down, along with new bins, benches and safety gates.
Local councillors, police and Broadowler Tenants & Residents Association
The Council has
supported the Broadowler Tenants and Residents Association to secure almost
£49,000 grant funding from WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund. This will be match
funded by £10,000 from Wakefield Council with money contributed back into the
community from the nearby Sunnydale Mills housing development, as part of the
Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities said: “The new
improved play area will be great for families and young people. As part of the
bid process we consulted with local people and this is what they told us they
wanted so I am delighted that Ossett will benefit from this investment.”
“This is a fantastic example of how the community, local councillors and the
Council can work together to access funding to improve life for local people.
It also shows how our communities can benefit from private sector
Juanita Allen, Chair of Broadowler Tenants and Residents Association said: “We
are thrilled to have finally got the go-ahead to refurbish our play area and
would like to thank Wakefield Council for all their support.”
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community,
biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment
through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Work is expected to start on site early 2018.