Village’s dream park is on the way

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A £52,000 dream play park will be built at Holbeach St Marks by mid-September.

Members of the village hall committee have battled for two years to fund exciting new play attractions so parents don’t have to take their children to parks in Surfleet and Holbeach.

The committee lost its bid for Lottery funding but now the waste recycling organisation WREN has come up trumps by supplying the bulk of the cash they need.

And there have been generous cash top-ups from Lincolnshire County Council and ward councillor Nick Worth.

Equipment to be installed by Wicksteed Playscapes includes:

• flymobile roundabout

• zigzag twister

• running for gold fitness trail surfaces

• climbing frame

• swings and a basket swing

• a dinosaur multi-play system

Village hall social secretary Clair Wooding said Holbeach St Marks has waited a long time to replace its old wooden play equipment which has rotted away over time.

Mother-of-two Mrs Wooding said: “The new park will offer something for children both young and old and will be made of hard-wearing stainless steel so it will provide entertainment for years to come.

“We are hoping the equipment will be installed in early September and are planning on having a picnic in the park to celebrate the official opening in mid-September.”

The committee hopes to put on a free picnic and free entertainment.

Coun Nick Worth said: “I am delighted that the village hall committee has been successful in getting a grant for the play area.

“The play area has become unsafe because it was wooden play equipment and it needed renewing. The village hall committee has put a lot of effort into applying for a grant.”