Playground update plans

Playtime is getting nearer thanks to work by Rennaissance Knaresborough.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 10:15 am
Coun Ed Darling.

The group has been working with Coun Ed Darling and residents of the Appleby estate to secure funding to renew the play area. 

A spokesman for Rennaisance Knaresborough explained: “This project has been running for just over a year with a fundraising charge supported by Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire County and Knaresborough Town councils, Knaresborough Lions, Rotary and Relief in Need. 

“We have now secured 10 per cent of the final cost of renewing the play area.”. 

An application has been submitted to the FCC Landfill Communities Fund for the remaining 90 per cent costs. 

The group is eligible to apply due to the area’s proximity to the Allerton Waste Recovery Park. 

FCC, formerly WREN, worked with Renaissance Knaresborough to establish the play area for the Eastfield estate on Nidderdale Drive.  

Knaresborough Coun Ed Darling, leading the project, said: “I am very pleased with how the fundraising has progressed. 

“A lot of local groups and councils have got behind the residents to provide additional financial support on top of their own estate fundraising efforts.

“With the grant application now submitted to FCC we need to wait until next month to learn whether we have been successful.”