There will be a temporary disruption in the field while drainage is installed and to the entrances while improvements are made. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Work is due to begin on Monday 12th Nov and may last for 3 weeks.
The daffodils we planted are beautiful and it's lovely to see so many people enjoying the views from the newly installed seats including ourselves (some of the 'Friends Group seen in the photo).
The beginning of this month will see work commence on the new playground, refurbishing the existing one, creating sporting opportunities (football and basketball) and putting in more seats. All this has been funded by Viridor Credits and The Big Lottery. Later in the year entrances will be improved for disabled access.
If you shop at Tescos please will you please make sure you select Whitecotes Playing Field as your choice for your blue token during May and June.
Lastly but most important of all please could you send us a message of support for putting paths across the field.
We need as many emails as possible to ensure the success of our application to Viridor Credits for the funding of these.
Very many thanks.
From the Friends of Whitecotes Playing Field
We are delighted to inform you all that we have been awarded the full amount of funding we applied for from the recycling company, Viridor Credits. This will enable us to complete the first stage of our project in providing much-needed play equipment for older children, improve the existing playground by replacing the surface, installing an all-inclusive roundabout and a self-shutting gate and a trail circuit involving balance for younger children. We will also purchase more seats placing them where the lovely panoramic views can be best seen from the field.
Thank you to all those who have given their enthusiastic support especially to all the children whose many pictures were sent with the application and surely played a big part in its success.
Many trees ( very small whips as yet) and spring bulbs have been planted around the field and we hope to plant much larger trees in spring. Thank you to all those who worked so hard in the cold weather to achieve this.
As soon as the weather improves work will start on improving access at the entrances on Hazel Drive, Whitecotes Close and Hucklow Avenue.
Meanwhile, we are going to try our utmost to secure more funds for the installation of paths right across the field.
Finally HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone from the Friends of Whitecotes Playing Field.
Big Lottery's Awards For All have granted us £10,000.
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