Byron Court Play Area to Receive New Play Equipment
Work is due to start shortly on the refurbishment of the Play Area which will remain closed until the works are complete.
Skelton and Brotton Parish Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works - which will also involve a secure container being sited on the car parking area, and an increase in traffic to the Playing Fields.
Skelton and Brotton Parish Council is today celebrating the news that it has received a £29,942.00 funding boost from SITA Trust for the Byron Court Play Area Refurbishment project.
SITA Trust Funding will be used to replace some of the younger children’s play equipment, repair the safety surface and provide a seat within the Play Area. A new piece of climbing equipment suitable for toddlers will be installed and the entrance way will be brought up to standard, making access safer. The remaining equipment will be repainted.
The funding will also provide for the refurbishment of some of the equipment in the Playing Field. It will provide new goal posts, and two new pieces of equipment aimed at older children/teenagers. This will enhance the Playing Field and all its equipment, which also includes gym equipment, a concrete table tennis table and a mini golf course.
Councillor Angus McDonald, Chairman of Skelton and Brotton Parish Council said that the Parish Council are thrilled to have received this funding, and look forward to seeing the project completed and enjoyed by young people of all ages in the local community.
Marianne Ivin of SITA Trust added “The new play equipment at the park will make a huge difference to the local community and we can’t wait to see the completion photos! SITA Trust provides grants through the Landfill Communities Fund. This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.4 billion.”
For information on how to apply for funding from SITA Trust call (01454) 262910 or visit www.sitatrust.org.uk
SITA Trust is an independent funding body set up in 1997 to provide funding through the Landfill Communities Fund. To date SITA Trust has supported more than 3,700 projects to a combined value of over £105 million using tax credits donated by Suez Recycling and Recovery UK (formerly SITA UK).
SITA Trust funds improve vital public recreation facilities such as village halls, community centres, sport, heritage, green spaces and play areas.
Landfill Tax and the Landfill Communities Fund
The Landfill Communities Fund is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling Landfill Operators (LOs) to contribute money to organisations enrolled with the scheme regulator, ENTRUST, as Environmental Bodies (EBs) EBs use this funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites. LOs are able to claim a credit (currently 5.7%) against the landfill tax liability for 90% of the contributions they make.
Since its inception, in 1996, over £1.4 billion has been spent on more than 53,000 projects across the UK. For more information please visit www.entrust.org.uk
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