Fantastic team effort raises £6,500 towards new equipment for Upper Broughton play area

The play equipment installed on Cross Green EMN-150409-172451001
The play equipment installed on Cross Green EMN-150409-172451001
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A amazing team effort from the local community in Upper Broughton, led by the parish council, has resulted in new play equipment being installed on Cross Green.

The project was supported by both the private and public sector with grants and contributions being made from various sources.

The total raised to add new play equipment to the existing swing and slides was a fantastic £6,500.

The ball was set rolling by IGas and a grant award from their community fund. Grants and contributions also came from borough and county councillors Tina Combellack and John Cottee along with the Upper Broughton Millennium Committee and the parish council. Invaluable advice was also provided by Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire (RCAN) and Proludic - the eventual suppliers and installers.

To celebrate the wonderful team effort the parish council has invited the village to join them, along with those that contributed, at a grand opening next Saturday (September 12) at 11am.

Parish council chairwoman Anne Copley said: “With more and more families moving into the village we are delighted to provide these new facilities for the children. I would also like to thank those that contributed to our fundraising efforts as they have created a really special addition to village life.”

A spokesperson from IGas added: “The community fund exists to help make a positive difference to community and voluntary organisations near to where we operate. We are delighted to have been able to support Upper Broughton Parish Council in providing safe and exciting play equipment for the local community.”