Cash boost for village play areas
Three West Oxfordshire villages are a step closer to getting new, or improved, play areas following approval of grants, totalling in excess of £19.000, from the District Council.
Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Local Economy and Communities, said: “Being active and enjoying the outdoors is important for children and young people. We are extremely proud to be supporting projects to help communities in Langford, Standlake and Stonesfield develop new and improved facilities.
Langford Parish Council has been awarded £9,727 towards a new play area for the village, which will cost a total of £38,909.
Due to rescheduled housing development the village has been without a play ground area for five years, but now a site has been allocated on land owned by West Oxfordshire District Council.
Cllr Mark Harris, Chairman of Langford Parish Council said: “The grant from West Oxfordshire District Council is a great contribution to help the Parish Council with our plans to provide a well-designed facility. Situated on land opposite the new affordable housing, the design has been developed with help from St Christopher’s School and consultation with the village. The playground will provide a much needed environment for local children to play safely.”
Standlake Parish Council has been allocated £8,000 towards a new play area at Windrush Way, Standlake, which will cost a total of £35,318.
Currently the village recreation playground is a mile-long trip for children living in Windrush Way, which also involves crossing a busy road with no adequate pavement.
Stonesfield Parish Council was allocated £1,700 towards building a youth shelter on its village playing field.
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