Funding boost of more than £45,000 for local play area

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Families living near Rochford Recreation Ground will benefit from a £45,400 funding boost from Suez Communities Trust, which will be used to revitalise their local play area.

Rochford District Council applied for this funding opportunity and will be contributing a further £10,000 towards the project, to install a modern play facility which will cater for a wider range of ages.

The focus will be on ‘creative play’ to encourage young people to be active in using their imagination, as well as their physical skills. 

This is part of an exciting overhaul of play areas across the Rochford District worth up to £1million over the course of the three year programme; funded by the district council, grant funding opportunities and parish councils.

Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Cllr Arthur Williams, said: “This injection of cash will enable us to provide a state-of-the art play area at Rochford Recreation Ground, and I would like to thank Suez Communities Trust for their funding.

“As a council, we know how important it is to encourage young people to explore the outdoors to the benefit of both their physical and mental wellbeing. Therefore, we have embarked on a project which will see up to £1 million of investment in our local play areas, and will be seeking various funding opportunities to the benefit of our local communities.

”Marek Gordon, Chairman of SUEZ Communities Trust added “SUEZ Communities Trust provides funding awards through the Landfill Communities Fund. We were delighted to be able to offer funding to Rochford District Council.”