Youngsters have a ball in £94k park

Children are thrilled with their new ball park EMN-150716-104752001
Children are thrilled with their new ball park EMN-150716-104752001

Kids in Hemswell Cliff can now have a kick-around, play a spot of tennis or even get climbing as their £94,000 ball park has officially opened.

Hemswell Cliff Parish Council was awarded funding for outdoor multi-use games area - £75,000 from none-profit community funding business WREN and the rest from West Lindsey District Council.

WLDC prosprous communities committee chairman Coun Owen Bierley said: “This facility is great for the people of Hemswell Cliff, the ball park has been transformed into a safe space people can use for a whole variety of reasons.

“This not only improves the look of the village, but offers something that everyone can make use of.

“It also means we are encouraging people to get active and fitter, which is a message we want to spread throughout West Lindsey.”

The site, which had been in a bad state of repair, now has perimeter fencing and gates, football and basketball goals, dugout shelters, tennis nets, a climbing wall, a youth shelter and safety surfacing.

Hemswell Cliff Ball Park Committee chairman Coun Graham Prestwood said: “It is fantastic that West Lindsey District Council and WREN can make funds like this available to communities and we are very pleased our project was selected.

“We are looking forward to delivering a fantastic project for the whole community.”

Community Lincs community development officer Anne Cater has worked with the committee for two years, to give advice on funding applications and management of the project.

She said: “This new multi-use games area will deliver a much needed facility.”

The ball park, on a former Ministry of Defence site, was purchased by WLDC.

WLDC has now transferred ownership to Hemswell Cliff Parish Council.