Children in and around the village of Kingsley in Staffordshire have a new play area now that a project to give the local recreation ground a makeover has been completed.
The Kingsley Venture Valley Project Team worked hard to secure four large grants to fund the project, including one from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund for £20,000.
The improvement project which totalled over £50,000 has included the installation of a zip wire, swings, a large and small climbing frame, a ‘spinner’, an obstacle course, and picnic benches, as well as improving access to the site.
Lucy Hughes of the Kingsley Venture Valley Project Team said: “It’s a real pleasure to see how popular and loved the new improved recreation area is. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, including Tarmac, the area has been transformed from an underutilised park with tired, outdated equipment, to the buzzing community area it is now.”
Tarmac’s Josie Shereston went along to see the park for herself. She said: “It’s easy to see what a special area this is. We are delighted that Tarmac was able to support a project which helps encourage children to spend more time outdoors, playing in this special open space.”
Tarmac operates nearby Kingsley Shale Quarry which has been supplying clay and shale to Tarmac’s Tunstead cement plant near Buxton for nearly 20 years.