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Skipton play area gets £25,000 Yorwaste grant
10:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
A £25,000 grant from Yorventure has meant work will start soon on the further redevelopment of a Skipton play area.
The grant, generated by Yorwaste Ltd, will help to fund the second phase of work at the town council’s play area at Lytham Close.
Money raised by the Friends group has already helped to pay for the first phase of work, completed in Easter last year, and now, thanks to Yorventure, the town council and more fundraising from the Friends, the next phase will get under way next month and should be completed by early May.
Angela Pease, community projects manager for Yorventure, said: “We are really pleased to be able to support a scheme of this kind, which will make a real difference in transforming what was, in effect, just an area of bare Tarmac into an exciting playground for young people in this part of the town to enjoy.”
Pennine Playgrounds will do the work which will include the installation of a large, multi-activity unit with slides and climbing walls, together with new flat seat swings.
Director Graham Braithwaite said the company was delighted to be working with the town council and the Friends of Lytham Close Play Area.
“The area will really benefit from the additional play value that is being added. We hope that the local community will enjoy the new facility for many years to come.”
Skipton Mayor Coun Wendy Clark paid tribute to the Friends’ determination to see the project through.
“I’ve been working with the Friends for the last two years, supporting their own fundraising efforts and I’m thrilled that Yorventure has chosen to provide the final chunk of funding to allow us to finish the playground.
“The Friends have worked tirelessly to secure this much-needed facility and it just goes to show what can be achieved if everybody works together.”
Coun Clark added that she was looking forward to officially opening the new play area before her year in office ended in May.