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Revamp for village playground
5:20pm Sunday 9th September 2012 in News
CHILDREN in a North Yorkshire village have even more opportunities to enjoy outdoor adventure play, following a £8,800 investment in their local playground.
The recently updated Oak Tree playground in Bagby, near Thirsk , has now been officially reopened.
It contains new play equipment, playground markings and short tennis court and was opened by Hambleton District Councillor and County Councillor Caroline Patmore at a recent village fun day.
The play park was built in 2000 on land purchased by the parish council and the original apparatus was funded by grants, donations and village funds raised by Bagby and Balk Village Society.
The village society secured a £7,200 grant from the Big Lottery fund and a sponsored bike ride by some residents raised a further £1,700.
Tom Brown, from the village society, said: “Because it was Jubilee year and ten years since the park opened, the village society decided to give the park a make-over this year to bring it up to date with what children like to play on currently.”