Council receives funding for new play area in Crigglestone

29 June 2015

Wakefield Council has received a grant of £43,182 to redevelop a children’s play area in Hollin Lane, Crigglestone.

The new-look play centre will be for toddlers and children aged up to eight, and will have traditional play items including swings.

After consulting residents, Wakefield Council made a successful funding bid to WREN - a not for profit business that awards grants to community projects from funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund.

A contractor will be appointed in the summer and the new play area is expected open early next year.

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities at Wakefield Council, said: “I am very pleased the bid has been successful and families and children in the Hollin Lane area can now look forward to having a brand new play area.”

Peter Cox, managing director of WREN said: “WREN is committed to funding projects that make a real difference to local communities, children and families. The Hollin Lane play area will provide a fantastic space for local people to get outdoors and have some fun.

“We’re delighted to support Wakefield Council to make this happen and look forward to the completion of the project by the beginning of next year.