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Villagers to raise £20,000 for new play equipment

Claydon villagers who use the play area and are helping to raise �20,000 to help update the site. NNL-141003-170607001

Claydon villagers who use the play area and are helping to raise �20,000 to help update the site. NNL-141003-170607001

  • by Leanne Atherton
 

Villagers living in Claydon are on a mission to raise £20,000 for new play area equipment.

Residents are doing all they can to help update the playing field, which only consists of equipment more than 15 years old.

They are holding a fundraising Italian Feast tonight (Thursday) at 7.30pm in Claydon Church Room.

Emma Gallagher, village resident, said: “We are a small village but have got about 45 children living here so the playing field is becoming a bit dated.

“We are looking to do various events throughout the year to add bits of equipment piece by piece, starting off small and working our way up.

“Everyone has been really supportive in the village and has said what they would like in the playing field.

“We want to improve the equipment and create an area suitable for babies and toddlers as well as those aged 16 and over.” The play area measures about 0.5 hectares and the limited equipment includes various swings.

Mrs Gallagher added the village hopes to install a basket swing, a roundabout and a rocking horse in the near future.

The Italian Feast will offer a menu of spaghetti bolognese, garlic bread, pudding and a drink.

Further village events are being planned later in the year to raise more funds.

Tickets for the Italian night are £10 and need to be booked in advance. Call either Pamela on 01295 690192, Vicky on 690192 or Emma on 690119.

 

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