Work begins at Bill Bailey's Memorial Playing Field


Work is now under way to install new play equipment in Nettleham, Lincolnshire.

Installation work has now started on this £80,000 project which is part funded by a grant of £42,993 from FCC Communities Foundation. The Parish Council was also awarded a grant of £8,000 by West Lindsey District Council towards the cost of the new play equipment. The balance of the cost was made up from funds in Parish Council’s earmarked capital reserves, which have been accumulated over the past decade.

Over the past 3 years a project team of Parish Councillors, led by Richard Porter, undertook numerous consultations into needs and locations for the equipment. When completed the project will provide additional play equipment, within the centre of the village, primarily aimed at Junior School aged children. The equipment selected is predominantly constructed from natural materials and designed to fit in with mature trees and shrubs already in place, at the site.

Councillor Evans, Chairman of the Parish Council says: “It’s exciting that installation works have now started and that our vision to improve facilities for young people in the parish will soon be a reality. We are extremely grateful for the funding that FCC Communities Foundation and West Lindsey District Council have given us and anticipate that the modern and challenging play equipment selected, will be available for use toward the end of March 2020”.

The first turf was cut by Cllr Steve England, Chair of West-Lindsey District Council. Some local school children joined Councillors, past and present, staff and other residents to witness the event.

Photographs courtesy of Malcolm Leaning.