GRANT FUNDING SECURED FOR NEW PLAY EQUIPMENT

Funding approved by FCC Communities Foundation for new play equipment at Bill Bailey's Memorial Playing field

Young people in Nettleham are set to get new play equipment in Nettleham thanks to a £42,993 grant from FCC Communities Foundation.

The money will be used to buy and install new play equipment, primarily aimed at Junior School aged children, within the centre of the village at Bill Bailey’s Playing Field on Scothern Road.

The Chairman of Nettleham Parish Council, Councillor John Evans believes the FCC Communities Foundation funding will make a huge difference to the facilities on offer to young people living in Nettleham.

Councillor Evans says: “This project will provide some exciting new play equipment for local young people to use, not currently available in Nettleham. It’s fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to seeing preparations for the installation of the new equipment commence over the next few months”.

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Cheryl Raynor, local Grant Manager says “We are delighted to have supported the Bill Bailey's Play Area Extension project. FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we look forward to work starting on site shortly”

 For more information about FCC Communities Foundation funding contact Cheryl Raynor at cheryl.raynor@fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk or visit http://www.fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk

 Councillor Evans hopes the new equipment will be completed and ready for use before the end of the year.

 During consultation undertaken by the Parish Council in 2016 residents identified a need for play equipment for older children. With a design brief of providing a variety of challenging and modern play equipment for older children, the equipment that has been selected is predominantly constructed from natural materials to fit in with the mature trees and shrubs already in place, at the site.

 Editors note:

• FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, FCC Communities Foundation has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site.  For more information please visit www.fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk

• FCC Environment is the leading UK waste and resource management company and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business. Its vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future. It employs 2,400 people and operates more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales.  FCC Environment donates the landfill tax credits that are generated by its operations to FCC Communities Foundation, in order to add value to the environmental and social infrastructure of the communities around landfill sites. www.fccenvironment.co.uk

• The Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund - any waste that is discarded which cannot be reused, reprocessed or recycled may ultimately be disposed of in a landfill site. To encourage the re-use, recycle and recovery of more value from waste and use more environmentally friendly methods of waste disposal, Landfill Tax is charged on each tonne of waste sent to landfill. Landfill Operators (LOs) are able to redirect a small proportion of landfill tax liability to support a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF). The LCF is regulated by ENTRUST on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs, and the projects are delivered by enrolled Environmental bodies (EBs). The SLCF is regulated by SEPA on behalf of Revenue Scotland and projects are delivered by Approved Bodies (ABs). 

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