Cash windfall set to transform teen park

Flinders Founders' members celebrate total grants of almost �40,000 at Donington Teen Park - chairman Alicia Inglis, Amy Bristow, Molly Hodgson, Elliott Moran, Joel Bates, Leah Bristow and secretary Margaret Wright.
Flinders Founders' members celebrate total grants of almost �40,000 at Donington Teen Park - chairman Alicia Inglis, Amy Bristow, Molly Hodgson, Elliott Moran, Joel Bates, Leah Bristow and secretary Margaret Wright.

A popular Donington play park is to become the talk of the village after young people secured total grants of almost £40,000 to improve it.

Members of Flinders Founders youth group are jubilant after grants from five separate organisations were pledged to update skate facilities at Donington Teen Park.

Work at the site is expected to start next month and once it is completed, Flinders Founders officials are hoping the park will prove popular with skateboarders, scooter enthusiasts and BMX riders.

Alicia Inglis (17), chairman of the group, said: “We applied for lots of grants from different people and we’re all over the moon about the money we’ve been given.

“It’s really exciting because the teen park has looked the same for so long and the changes will be really great.

“We hope it will bring new people to the park, including people from different areas outside Donington.”

The grants total includes £15,000 from Lincolnshire County Council, £12,650 from WREN Landfills Community Fund and almost £7,000 from South Holland District Council.

Peter Cox, managing director of WREN, said: “We are delighted to support Flinders Founders in making this project happen and look forward to the completion of the improvements.”