May 20, 2009
£50,000 Lotttery funding bid for new Berrow play area
for a £50,000 revamp of a play area in Berrow were unveiled
on Tuesday evening (May 19th)... but the scheme will only go ahead
if the village wins a National Lottery windfall!
Parish Council has submitted a £50,000 application to the
People's Millions scheme, which helps community projects across
the UK by providing National Lottery money.
village's bid for the cash has been sent off and now residents
face a wait of several months before finding out if they have
Smith, Clerk of Berrow Parish Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
at Tuesday's meeting: "Our current play area badly needs
updating to bring it up to modern standards - the childrens' slide
alone is 30 years old."
discussed how to get the necessary funding and decided to put
together a bid for £50,000 through the People's Millions
now a face a nervous wait until September to find out whether
we have been successful and our proposals will probably be featured
on ITV West over the coming months."
got a chance to see two of the proposals to revamp the new play
area at Tuesday's annual town council meeting - one is valued
at £50,000 and the other has a cost of £70,000.
proposals include new, modern playing equipment covering a wider
area of the playing field besides Berrow Road.
being launched four years ago, the People's Millions scheme has
awarded more than £18 million to a total of 318 projects
across the UK.
this, the fifth year, there are 69 awards of £50,000 to
give away a total of nearly £3.5 million. The
aim of the programme is to fund projects that help people transform
or enjoy their environment and communities.
photo shows Peter Dunball, Vice Chairman of Berrow Parish Council,
with local resident Hazel Cheeseman looking at one set of proposals
for the village's play area with SMP's Andrew Monson (right).
The existing play area (above) could be transformed into the one