Celebrations as park equipment swings into use

A good crowd gives the seal of approval for the new equipment at Jubilee Park in Fangfoss.
A good crowd gives the seal of approval for the new equipment at Jubilee Park in Fangfoss.

Fangfoss families were out in force to celebrate the opening of the Tower Complex play equipment at Jubilee Park.

The recent bank holiday saw the reopening of the park area which had been damaged in a suspected arson attack in May last year.

Cutting the ribbon at Jubilee Park.

Cutting the ribbon at Jubilee Park.

A major fundraising campaign accrued almost £40,000 to buy the new equipment and the drive was helped by a number of organisations.

Villagers and visitors spent the day chilling out – the children happily playing on the equipment, or joining in the painting activities and treasure hunt while their parents looked on enjoying the sun.

Lyn Grant, a member of the committee which runs the park said: “We couldn’t have wished for a better day or turn out. It made us realise that the year spent in fund raising to replace the equipment was well worth while.

“There are a lot of individuals, companies and charities that we must thank for their financial help in making it possible – St Martin’s Church, Fangfoss Parish Council, and the school children in Fangfoss, uniformed organisations who use the park, Kirsty van Gulck who set up a JustGiving Page, the Lapa Trust, The Trustees of the Barmby Moor Kid’s Club, Drax Power Station, Tesco and the Freemasons Provincial Charity for Yorkshire, North and East Riding.

The official opening was blessed by excellent weather.

The official opening was blessed by excellent weather.

“Everyone is welcome to use the park. It offers something for everyone – beautiful views, walks, play and sport as well as a dog walking area.

“It’s well worth a visit if you haven’t been – but please remember to park in the lay-by at the bottom of the lane.”