Park project gets another £25,000

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Veolia Environmental Trust has awarded £25,000 towards a new play park in Kimberley.

The Stag Recreation ground is set to get a £200,000 makeover with new equipment for toddlers and older children.

Half the total amount was already secured, but Kimberley Town Council needed to find another £100,000. And Veolia said they were ‘very pleased to support the project’.

Back in May this year, the Advertiser reported that local school children were helping design the new park equipment.

The acting executive director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Maria Cade, adds, “We are so pleased to be able to support this project and look forward to seeing work start.”

Kimberley Town Council chiarman Jin McDonald said: “We are thoroughly delighted that Veolia has given such generous support to the project. When complete, this state of the art play area will be a magnificent jewel in the Kimberley Town Council crown – a marvellous, modern, 21st century play facility”.

£35,000 of the funding has come from Broxtowe Borough Council, £50,000 came from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme and £18,600 from Kimberley Town Council.