New play area opens in Stetchworth

Jim Paice MP opens Stetchowrth play area
Jim Paice MP opens Stetchowrth play area

Local MP Sir Jim Paice was in Stetchworth on Friday to open the village’s new play area.

Two years ago, as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Stetchworth Parish Council renamed the Ley Road recreation ground as the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field.

As a result of the dedication the Council was able to apply for funding to improve facilities on the field through SITA Trust. The Trust is a not-for-profit company, that operates under the Landfill Communities Fund, distributing funds contributed by the recycling and resource management company SITA UK.

Through the trust the council was awarded £25,000.00 towards the cost of the refurbishment which cost just over £33,500. The remainder came from the parish council’s own specifically earmarked funds.

The refurbishment includes a new grass safety surface and equipment including a swing basket, mini spinning roundabout, toddler swings, two springers, a seesaw and a multi climbing frame with slide.