Donations to reopen play park

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Your donations to help reopen a popular children’s play park at Surfleet are still rolling in.

Generous readers have given £635 so children can return to the play area at Glen Park, Surfleet, which has been padlocked since July 4 when park bosses decided the Everest tower and zip wire were unsafe.

Among the latest donations is £300 from Spalding Lions.

The Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian started the ball rolling with a £500 donation from the Lincolnshire Free Press Children’s Fund to help towards a £4,000 cash shortfall and other donations, including £1,000 from Rylatt Ford, have gone direct to Glen Park.

Surfleet Play and Recreation Committee member Fran Healands said there has been fundraising in the village, including £65 raised by the school’s non-uniform day.

But Mrs Healands says it’s unlikely the play area will reopen before September as the Everest tower will need bespoke replacement timbers and the wood has to be treated.

“It takes weeks for the timber to be treated,” she said. “It will be September, I think, at least before the play park is open again. While the Everest tower isn’t fixed, we can’t let people in that playground and use that equipment while it’s unsafe.”