£100,000 for popular Scunthorpe playing field

16:49, Tuesday, 5th November 2019

Healey Road Playing Field in Scunthorpe will undergo refurbishments after almost £100,000 funding has been allocated to improve accessibility.

North Lincolnshire Council is investing £12,000 in the project and has secured £87,936 of funding from FCC Communities Foundation.

At Healey Road Playing Field, the funding is being used to create a footpath, install more seating and litter bins, and upgrade and replace play equipment.

Work is due to start in early November 2019.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Making sure all of our parks and open spaces in North Lincolnshire are accessible for all is a key priority and this funding will allow developments to be carried out at Healey Road Playing Field.

“We have worked with Warley Road Community Group to apply for the funding and their support has been vital in getting to this point.”

Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for environment and community wellbeing, said:

“The improvements at Healey Road Playing Field will make a real difference for the local community. It is a popular park with families and it will be great to see the equipment being upgraded and the park being given a facelift.”

Cllr Sandra Bainbridge, ward councillor for Frodingham, said:

“This was an important partnership with the Warley Road Community Group. They have been successful in obtaining community grants that have made an important contribution to this project, gaining support for the large amount of funding that has been secured by FCC Communities Foundation.

“The aim is to create a community park that will be used by everyone who lives in the area and there are ongoing plans for further developments.”

Penny Horne, FCC Communities Foundation grant manager for Humber, says:

“We’re delighted to be supporting the Healey Road Community Park Scheme project and pleased our funding will benefit so many people across the North Lincolnshire region. We are always happy to consider grant applications for projects that improve local communities and we’re looking forward to both of these making a difference very soon.”

About FCC Communities Foundation

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, FCC Communities Foundation has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site. For more information please visit the FCC Communities website.