Residents need playpark funds

Scheme: Children at the current Square playground

Scheme: Children at the current Square playground

Residents fighting to replace a Lancashire play park have had to put their plans on hold until funding is found.

The residents of Cumeragh Village, a part of Goosnargh and Whittingham, have been fundraising to replace the play park located on The Square.

The residents association, Cumeragh Village Association has been co-ordinating fundraising events and grant applications and have been given the opportunity to receive a grant award of around £30,000 which would allow the project to go ahead.

However, due to funding regulations attached to the grant, 10 per cent of the total must be provided from a third party contributor. The residents have found themselves close to reaching their goal but are frustrated at being short of the full contribution.

They have been approaching local businesses, councillors and applying for other grants to ask if they would help and contribute to the shortfall.

Business John Robson Metal have made a generous contribution, but £1,400 of funding is still needed.

Kerry Harrison, a mother-of-two and chairman of the Cumeragh Village Residents’ Association said: ““It is very much a community effort and we are an active community.

“We only have until January to find one or more local businesses or individuals who can help us with this otherwise we lose all the money.”

Email kharrison123@btinternet.com to help.




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