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New £95k children’s play area in Carlton opens tomorrow


Children will get the chance to enjoy Carlton’s exciting new play park from Wednesday (August 5).

Dignitaries will be heading to Conway Road Recreation Ground to officially open the brand new children’s play area thanks to external funding.

The recreation ground, which currently features tennis courts and a bowling green, will see the addition of slides, roundabouts, multi play units, toddler and junior swings and other equipment, thanks to external funding.

The play area will be officially opened by The Mayor of Gedling, Councillor Sandra Barnes at 2pm.

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Funding for the play area comes from FCC Communities foundation, a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by waste and resource management company FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. FCC Communities Foundation provided a grant total of £94,486 for the play area.

Cheryl Raynor, FCC Communities Foundation Local Grant manager said: “It’s great to see the play area opening and ready to be used by local children, the enhancements to the park are fantastic and offer families with young children a great space to play and have fun for many years to come.

“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.”

Portfolio Holder for Environment, Councillor Peter Barnes said: “This new play area is a fantastic addition to facilities we have across the borough, and I’m sure it’s going to be incredibly popular with local children.

“As a council, one of our key priorities is to enhance our parks and open spaces and these new facilities do just that. I’d like to thank FCC Community Foundations for providing the funding for yet another superb play area. It’s a great addition to the borough and will make a big difference to the area, yet another brilliant example of the results of partnership working.”

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