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    The design and concept of the play ground equipment is really nice. Kids could play even during the afternoon without getting much exerted.

    By DollyF29 at 09:37 on 01/12/12

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    Heytesbury Youngsters receive an early Christmas present with the completion of their play area improvements thanks to a £15,500 Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) grant from the Hills Group through Community First.
    This project started over two years ago with the parish council's application to the Playbuilder Grant Scheme to improve the play area for the 100 or so children, although the grant was unsuccessful they looked at other ways to fund a project like this and are very pleased that the community has come together and raised over £32,000 to complete the project in time for Christmas.
    Work started in May of this year after donations from the Parish Council, Selwood Housing, Heytesbury Hedgehogs Pre-School, Heytesbury Young Persons Organisation (Hypo) and a grant from the Warminster Area Board were secured.
    The initial work saw the installation of a challenging 60m Timber Trail, an 8m high unpredictable basketball called the Fireball, and two pieces of outdoor fitness equipment suitable for all ages. This alone was a great improvement on the aged swings and roundabout!
    After third-party contributions from three local businessmen Richard Guy of The Real Meat Company, Jack Waters of J&G Vehicle Repairs and Matthew Lippinton of The Sound Post were generously donated, the LCF grant from the Hills Group was secured, and that meant that a Multi – Level Play Tower with Climbing Wall and Helter Skelter style slide could be added providing an exciting dimension to play in the village.
    Chair of Heytesbury, Imber and Knook Parish Council Ann Perry wished to thank all those who have generously contributed to this project. Children and their families can now escape to an environment that is safe, fun and friendly to enjoy, and also enables young and young at heart to play and exercise together. This is a marvellous achievement for the village and its residents.
    In order to thank everyone who donated money to the project, the Parish Council arranged an open day - with coffee and mince pies - at the school on Wednesday 21st December.

    By vjsturmey at 19:24 on 18/01/12

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