Andrew and his team have once again secured funding for local community projects, with Crowle and Ealand Playing Fields benefitting from £15,000 of funding. £14,000 of this funding comes from the SEE Keadby Wind Farm Community fund, with £1,000 coming from Crowle and Ealand Town Council. The funding has been used to purchase security fencing and will equip a play area for the use of local families and visitors to the playing fields.
The Crowle and Ealand Playing Fields Committee made the following comments:
“Crowle & Ealand Playing Fields committee have worked collaboratively over a number of years with Andrew Percy and his office , in particular we are lucky to have the assistance of Cllr Julie Reed, whose bid writing and knowledge of the numerous grants available in the area is second to none.
“We have just completed a project to fence off the skate park and pavilion to enhance safety and security , supported by our own funds, North Lincs Council and in particular SSE (Keadby Wind Farm), and have recently been awarded a further sum to allow us to create a toddlers play area which will be used by pre school play groups and general visitors to the facility. This will bring the total investment into the project to over £50,000 in the last twelve months.
“The ongoing commitment of Andrew and his team, together with the support from North Lincolnshire Council and our own Crowle & Ealand Town Council is allowing us to improve and enhance the charity owned playing field and pavilion for the benefit of all of the local residents , and we are truly grateful for the support and to the various companies who provide the funding to allow us to improve facilities.”
Andrew Percy MP said:
“I am extremely pleased to see the impact that this funding will have for the local community. The playing fields are an invaluable resource for local residents. Access to safe, high quality outdoor leisure spaces is especially important at the present time, for people of all ages. As a former teacher, I have seen first-hand the importance of children learning through play. I am therefore especially pleased that the funding will pay for play equipment at the site.
“My team has worked hard with local stakeholders to obtain the funding; the success of these bids shows how important joint working is to affect positive developments for residents. Currently my team are working with over 30 groups across the Brigg and Goole constituency, helping to secure funding for a number of important community projects. If you need help or advice with a project please contact my Brigg Office on 01652 650094 .”