- Monday, 10 September 2012 15:27
Derbyshire Dales District Council has helped the village of Chelmorton create a new play area for local youngsters.
The District Council boosted the project with a £3,000 grant as part of its Play Development Fund, set up to support new and improved play facilities for children in rural areas of the Dales.
The project was spearheaded by Chelmorton Parish Council and the new park was opened this summer.
Inspecting the new facility last week, Chairman of the District of Derbyshire Dales Councillor Tony Millward said:
"Promoting safe and healthy communities is one of the District Council's priorities and I am delighted we have provided funding to enable another village to set up a play area for young people to enjoy. It's a really superb space, including an area for parents and grandparents to keep an eye on the children."
Cllr Charles Marsden, Chairman of Chelmorton Parish Council, said:
"We are delighted that an adventurous playground has been provided and this is attracting more children, parents and grandparents. It has become a real community space, which is important in a village like Chelmorton. We are extremely grateful to the District Council for their support and funding."