Parents get £30,000 fund boost for park

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A Rastrick play area which has not had a revamp for 30 years is to receive a make over after a successful bid for funding of nearly £30,000.

Calderdale Council will receive £29,980 from the Sita Trust to use at Woodhouse Lane play area.

To help improve the facilities on site, Calderdale Council has been working with the community group and charity ‘Woodhouse Lane Play Area Brighouse’ to help raise sufficient funding.

Hazel Cooke, from the community group, said: “We are delighted that our park has been selected to receive this funding. This grant will make a huge difference to our park and we hope to the whole community, giving local people an inspiring place to come together to socialise, play and exercise.

“The funding will be used to make the park more accessible, safer and will enable us to purchase some new and exciting play equipment. We can’t wait to get started. We would like to thank SITA Trust for the generous grant and the Council for their support.”

The funding will be used to transform the park into a modern, accessible, multi-age play facility and community space.

The improvements will include a new toddler area, an improved swings area with a new surface and replaced seats, plus a new climbing net and other facilities for a wide age range of children.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Councillor Susan Press, said: “It’s great news that the play area at Woodhouse Lane has received this funding to improve facilities at the park.

“The new equipment on site will be an exciting addition for local children, with the improved access facilities benefitting the whole community.”