Two parks in Stanway have received massive funding

TWO playgrounds have been upgraded after a successful £110,000 refurbishment project.

Two grants worth over £82,000 have been secured from Enovert Community Trust, after Stanway Parish Council began its project to refurbish the two playgrounds.

The rest of the funding came from the North Essex Hyperlocal Fund, Stanway Parish Council and the Community Initiative Fund.

The former Silver Witch Green and Lucy Lane South playgrounds were in dire need of refurbishment.

They can now provide an improved, fun and stimulating environment for children to enjoy.

The new installments hope to provide a range of colorful and attractive play equipment at each venue.

At Silver Witch Green, a zip line and spider net climber have been installed, to pique the interest of older visitors.

A Me and You swing for toddlers and a multi-access nest swing have also been installed.

At Lucy Lane South, the new play area was designed with preschoolers in mind.

The upgraded area features a new multi-game unit with swings, sea saw, balance beams and a shark-designed spring.

Children and families enjoying the new Silver Witch Green park

Both parks have been upgraded with new rubber safety surfaces with disabled access also being improved.

Debby Bloomfield, who is the chair of Stanway Parish Council, said: “The Parish Council is grateful to Enovert Community Trust for their generous support.

“The new playgrounds are a fantastic resource that will benefit the region and the community by providing safe outdoor play for children, encouraging exercise and promoting good health, social interaction and awareness of others. .

“Various new developments in Stanway have changed the demographics of the village, with the arrival of many more young families.

“Evidence suggests that children are spending less time playing outside and this project has made much needed improvements to our existing playgrounds.”

Angela Haymonds, Trusted Manager of Enovert Community Trust, said: “The trustees are delighted to have supported these important community projects.

“The improved playgrounds will bring social and health benefits to the many families in the community who will use them for years to come.”

Enovert Community Trust is an environmental trust established in 2003 allowing landfill operators to make donations to organizations registered with ENTRUST.

Environmental organizations then use this funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects near the landfills.

Enovert Community Trust funding is available for a wide range of projects that bring positive benefits to communities.

Their services have included renovating churches or buildings of architectural and historical significance, or improving access for people with disabilities.