Scotter play area opens to the delight of local children

Scotter play area opens to the delight of local children

A much-anticipated children’s play facility in Scotter is now ready for action with its official opening ceremony held on Monday.

Thanks to donations from a number of organisations, including £20,000 from British Steel’s Landfill Communities Funding scheme, the village is enjoying brand new play equipment for all ages including a climbing wall, monkey bars and a double zip line.

Johanna Williams, a member of British Steel’s Community Steering Group said: “The steering group was very happy to make a contribution to support this valuable community project and it was a pleasure to be invited to join the formal opening.

“From what I’ve seen today, I’ve no doubt local children will make the most of this fantastic equipment over the coming months and years. And the timing is perfect too with the play area being opened just in time for the school holidays.”

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Scotter War Memorial Playing Fields Committee (SWMPFC) Chairman Richard Barwell thanked Martin Ely, Project Lead for the Play Area, for his huge efforts to source the £125,000 funding, which has included applying for grants and helping organise village fundraising events including the popular annual duck race.

Martin said: “It’s great to see all our work come to fruition and to see the kids enjoying themselves. There were some additional challenges along the way – like Brexit and Covid – but we got there!

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to all the people and organisations that have helped out – without their support this would not have happened and now we have a great facility in the village that’s been built to last for many years.”

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