North Ferriby playing fields awarded £55,600 from Commuted Sums

Mon, 11 Mar 2019

North Ferriby Playing Fields has received £55,600 from East Riding Council Commuted Sums, which is being used to help with upgrades to the park and assisting the Cricket and Bowls Club to improve their facilities.

North Ferriby Parish Council identified the need to upgrade their park and have embarked on a project to make the park more accessible and inclusive to the local community with additional needs. The money received will see a new Swing and Roundabout and an upgrade of existing equipment in the park. The existing park surface will be refurbished, making it a safe environment for families.

The money comes from a development on Wilson Close, North Ferriby, by Linden Homes.

As North Ferriby Cricket Club and North Ferriby Bowls Club continue to grow, they saw the need to upgrade essential maintenance equipment to help with upkeep and improve their respective playing facilities for the upcoming season. Both clubs are very grateful for the money received from Commuted Sums and looking forward to seeing an improvement both on and off the playing facilities.

Jo Haslope from North Ferriby Parish Council said: “Receiving the money has been a great boost for all involved in North Ferriby. A key aim was to make the park more inclusive and accessible and this is exactly what the funds have allowed us to do”.

Councillor Andy Burton, portfolio holder for economic investment and planning delivery, added: “‘East Riding of Yorkshire Council are committed to providing fun and exciting outdoor play facilities for young people within their local community, and to enhancing local sports facilities. It’s all about getting out there and being active!”