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Play Equipment at Riverview

Submitted Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:25

THE GROUP WANT TO BRING SOME NEW AND EXCITING PLAY EQUIPMENT FOR THE YOUNGER MEMBERS OF THE RIVERVIEW ESTATE.

The estate is predominately inhabited by young families who have a need for this type of facility, somewhere they can take their youngsters for play and fun and give parents a chance to relax and interact with other families and residents.

The new pieces will complement the existing facilities which are unsuitable for smaller people and will allow this association to run family events and activities at the play area, outdoors as o[opposed to being held indoors in the Robins Nest building.

The Association feel that play is a vital part of growing up process and that facilities to encourage play need to be accessible to all parents and children.

The Association has carried out a ‘Priority’ Vox Pop with residents and children and far above any other priority; the need for this type of facility was demonstrated.

The Parish Council who owns the land and current equipment made a commitment to this project by making provision in their 2011/2012 budget, as they felt it was needed.

We have letters from local children supporting this need.

Young children and families in the village will have an easy to reach, open all hours facility for social interaction with other members of the community and estate and give provision for health and exercise benefits to the youngsters.

The equipment will be adopted, maintained and inspected by Measham Parish Council, repaired and monitored for usage and suitability.

It is proposed to carry out further consultation with the users and families after a period of 12 months from official opening to measure if the project has been a success.

We intend to keep improving the area we live in for the benefit of the community and will continue to carry out surveys and listen to the needs and desires of our residents, where possible we will set up further projects complimenting the existing facilities that we have.

BREAKDOWN OF PROJECT COSTS
Provision and installation of new facility £16,000

TOTAL PROJECT COSTS
£16,000

FUNDING REQUESTED FROM COMMUNITY FORUM
£5,200

FUNDING IN PLACE
Measham Parish Council £5,400

POTENTIAL FURTHER FUNDING
Measham Parish Council 2012/2013 budget £5,400

IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS
A steering group has been formed to see this project through and the volunteers hours include:
Parish Clerk, Parish Council Chairman and Member
NWLDC Housing Officer
Tenants & Residents Chair
Residents of the estate
Children involved in design and consultation
These hours work out at approximately 7 per person involved.

Comments (2)

1. Colin Manifold, measham parish council said on Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:35:

this will be a great facility for the young familys on the river way estate, members of the TARA group have been working hard to bring this forward. It will benefit lots of young people in measham

2. Kate said on Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:43:

Come on get involved this is to make the kids get up and get fite

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