On April 22nd there was a small gathering on Spinalls Field, at which our County Councillor Allen Walker was present, to celebrate the completion of the Community Shelter on Spinalls field and, indeed, the completion of the whole refurbishment project which has taken two years.
It all began when some members of the Parish Council were asked by the teenagers using the field if we could provide some additional equipment to suit all ages. They were invited to attend the Annual Parish Assembly in March 2015 in order to let us have their shopping list. The PC formed a small working group and worked through most of the list, deciding upon a new climbing frame (the Unicorn’s Lair) for the small children, a multi-goal and extended tarmac area for the older kids, a zip wire for everyone, a shelter and a couple of picnic tables.
The PC then started to look for grants since the ‘shopping list’ came to over £35,000 and managed to secure almost all from the following: the New Homes Bonus scheme, Tesco’s Bags for Help scheme, a donation from our County Councillor and a very small top up amount from Parish Council funds.
The Parish Council would like to extend its sincere thanks to SNC for the New Homes Bonus Money, Tesco’s, and Mr Walker and also to Phil, who constructed the shelter so beautifully (as well as the bus stop on Greys Lane).
Sandy Sawyer – Chair – Paulerspury Parish Council