Friends of the Beck, Driffield, a community group comprising residents and users of North End Park, Driffield, have been awarded £7,658 in funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments. The funding has been awarded towards making an overgrown and under-used corner of the park into a disability-friendly sensory area.
In addition to this, the group have received £2,500 from the Horace Taylor Trust. The funding, alongside £20,000 allocated by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), will provide a pathway, railings, picnic tables, seating, story boards and sensory planting to encourage wildlife.
Darren Barker from Friends of the Beck, Driffield, said: "Both the group and I are thrilled at the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's Commuted Sums award and support and we are pleased that we have been given the opportunity to prove we are more than just litter pickers!"
Councillor Gary McMaster, portfolio holder for enhancing communities, added: "This award of Commuted Sums provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval will make a huge difference to this part of Driffield, and I look forward to seeing the results!"