VILLAGERS in Wragby are hoping to raise £50,000 to transform a vandalised playpark.
Wragby Playpark, behind the town hall, has been damaged to the point that some of the equipment is due to be removed - because it is no longer safe.
Viv Cross, a Wragby Town Hall Committee member, said it was in such as state that she would not even want to take her own toddler there.
She said they were currently looking at the options for funding.
“We are trying to gain votes on the Natwest Community Force Scheme which could see us awarded £6,000 to start on the development work desperately needed to a site that has been vandalised to a point that some of the equipment is now unsafe and due to be removed,” said Viv.
“We are also applying for lottery funding and will be doing a fair bit of fundraising ourselves.
“We are aware there are several groups in the region applying for the Natwest scheme and would not be adverse to sharing a feature with other groups also looking for votes.”
Viv said that the vision for the new playpark is ambitious and will be suitable for children in wheelchairs as well.
Ideas for equipment to be installed include a nest swing, springers and an Aladdin slide.
Teenagers have been consulted on what they would like and a skate park is another possibility being looked into.
Picnic tables could also be added.
In a bid to drum up support and encourage votes, a Facebook page has been set up.
“The more votes we can get, the better. There are around 100 projects going for the money in this area,” added Viv.
To vote visit the project’s page on the Natwest website at: http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/4089
The Facebook page can be found at: www.facebook.com/SaveWragbyPlayPark