Published on the Newark Advertiser website on 29 Apr 2020
A parish council is forging ahead with plans to celebrate the opening of its new £47,000 Multi-Use Games Area. Despite being in the midst of the covid-19 lockdown, Claypole Parish Council is planning ahead for times beyond the pandemic.
Work will soon begin on the creation of the MUGA, which was made possible through a grant of £47,915.55 from FCC Communities Foundation.
The parish council vice chairman, John Freeman, said the grant was wonderful news for the village. “It takes the Claypole Community park, opened just two year ago, a big step towards completion,” he said. “Our village now has a superb sports field for football and cricket, a leisure park and adventure play area, and will soon be able to offer a completely new area for tennis, five aside football, netball and basketball. “The bulk of the work will be carried out for us by James Pugh-Lewis, and the facility will be completed and opened as soon as the current restrictions are lifted.”
FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Cheryl Raynor, FCC Communities Foundation’s local grant manager, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Parish Council to create a fantastic new facility for the local community.”