Hope children’s park will receive top grant

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A park in Fangfoss is bidding for a top grant so it can install equipment which will benefit the youngest children in the village.

Jubilee Park is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative and will receive a grant of £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000.

When the park was installed in 2003 it was built to cater for children over ten and young teenagers.

Now the residents hope to install equipment which will benefit children under five.

Jubilee Park is one of the three groups which has been shortlisted to receive the cash award.

Lyn Grant, chair of the committee running the village park, says: “ We have a fantastic facility here at Fangfoss. We carry out regular visitor surveys and have identified a need for this equipment.

“People use the park from all over Yorkshire and beyond so it is the whole county that benefits.”

“We hope that people will vote for us. We know that by reaching this stage we already have £8,000 but it would be superb if we could get the top grant of £12,000.

“Voting is open in the Market Weighton store from 31 October to 13 November. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.”

This is the second round of the initiative. Lindsey Crompton, head of community at Tesco, said: “The first round of the Bags of Help initiative was a fantastic success. In total 1,170 community groups were awarded £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 - that’s a massive £11.7 million being invested into local projects.

“We are already seeing some great results from groups transforming their own environmental and greenspace areas.

“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for round two.”