New Corby space-themed play area will be out of this world

The equipment is suitable for children from four to 12-years-old

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 9:00 am
The exisiting playarea

The countdown to a new play area for a Corby estate has been started with the equipment promising to be out of this world.

Supplementing the current park, £59,601.41 of funding will be used to complement the exisiting apparatus.

Schools were asked to pick themes for the play area, the ideas being taken to public consultation - the most popular theme of Outer Space was suggested by Rockingham Primary School.

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Cllr Mark Pengelly, ward councillor from Corby council, said: “Its great news that we are finally able to begin work on the play park.

"This is something I have wanted for some time now and I look forward to seeing youngsters enjoy their new play area in the coming weeks.

"At a time where we all need a lift, especially young people, I’m sure the new park will go down brilliantly. A big thank you to all involved, especially Corby Borough Council’s Culture and Leisure Team and FCC Communities Foundation for providing the funding.”

Funded by the FCC Communities Foundation the brand new equipment for children aged between four to 12-years-old will be ready for blast off by the end of September.

FCC Community Foundations Local Grant Manager, Cheryl Raynor, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the council to help bring this project to fruition, this is a fantastic facility for local people and we are pleased that work is now underway.

“FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and this is a great example of what can be achieved.”

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.

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