Support £15,000 playground bid

Mill Road Playground is in need of a facelift but needs your support
Mill Road Playground is in need of a facelift but needs your support

A TIRED children’s playground is in line for a £15,000 grant to rejuvenate its equipment and the surrounding area, but your support is needed.

Mill Road Playground in Market Rasen has been put forward for the Parents for Playgrounds campaign bursary after being nominated by town resident Rachel Eckersley.

But Market Rasen Mail readers now need to log on to www.readyforten.com, head to the Parents for Playgrounds section of the website and leave comments and support for the regeneration of the Mill Road site in order to secure the money.

Mrs Eckersley said: “The playground is next to the primary school and in need of urgent repair.

“As it’s next to the school, it’s an important part of the community for parents and children to meet outside of school hours.

“The whole place has a feel of neglect and lack of care.

“With an upgrade, this park could completely change the feel of the area and bring back the community feel, that there used to be.

“People could start communicating again and enjoy the fresh air with their children. “

Faye Lambkin-Smith, clerk of Market Rasen Town Council, said: “Many play items have been on site for over 20 years and therefore require upgrading, unfortunately the costs involved to upgrade are quite high.

“Mill Road Playground is a community amenity and we want to ensure we have the facilities available for all. It is important to have a safe environment where children can go and play.”

But the Market Rasen playing field is up against a number of other similar sites in need of regeneration around the country, including Wickham Gardens in Lincoln.

To support Mill Road’s bid visit www.readyforten.com and leave a comment by Wednesday, March 16.

If shortlisted the scheme will go up against similar initiatives in a public vote.