Feniton Parish Council has been working hard on two separate projects to upgrade the play areas in the village.
Following a consultation with the children of the village carried out by East Devon District Council, parish councillors have been meeting play equipment suppliers to see how the views of the children can be translated into reality on both the QEII and Ely Close play areas.
As well as looking at options for the play areas, parish councillors have been sourcing funds for the upgrade.
The most exciting news is that our bid for a BigLottery Awards for All grant was successful and we have recently heard that £10,000 will be heading to Feniton to swell the budget to make sure the play areas are the best they can be for the children of the village.
Other sources of funding are monies from recent development in the village, money from East Devon District Council to compensate for the loss of play equipment at the QEII when the flood scheme comes through that area, grants from County Councillor Phil Twiss’ Locality Budget and donations from the local community and local businesses.
Funds for the improvements to the QEII are now in place, but we need to be patient until the works to the flood scheme have been completed. It’s a frustrating time!
However, the Parish Council is keen for improvements to be made to Ely Close play area as well, and councillors are currently working on grant applications which, if successful, will see the complete refurbishment of this area.