Rushton play area boosted by Mick George community fund

Rushton Parish Council Chairman Kevin Abraham (right) and Mick George pictured
Rushton Parish Council Chairman Kevin Abraham (right) and Mick George pictured

A village play area installed four years ago has been boosted by another donation to improve the facilities.

Back in 2011, Rushton had their play area upgraded with the installation of facilities for children and young people to enjoy.

Mick George Ltd, one of the funders of the project, worked alongside the parish council and residents to make villagers’ dreams a reality.

Four years on, Mick George Ltd has provided another grant of £6,787 for further improvements to the play area, including pedestrian access routes, benches and gates constructed to make the recreation ground a safer, more welcoming place to visit.

Richard Reed, Rushton Parish Council clerk said: “The project has markedly improved the access to the site and resulted in the already very popular recreation ground attracting even more visitors.”

Mick George Ltd who has a site based near to Rushton, awards community grants to a wide variety of initiatives located near to its operating sites.

The Community Fund provides up to £200,000 each year for projects that deliver significant benefits and provide better community amenities.

Jon Stump, finance director at Mick George Ltd said: “The Rushton site is one of our biggest in terms of the variety of services we offer from that location. The relationship that we’ve formed with the Rushton Parish Council and local residents is something we are particularly keen to develop. It is clear to see how well the play area was received, so we wanted to maintain and progress the facility where possible.”