Mayor opens £10k play area funded by Tesco grant
Mayor and Mayoress officially opened a new £10,000 play area
at East Huntspill Pre-School on Saturday (December 9th).
comes after Burnham's Tesco supermarket awarded £10,000 to
the project from its 'Bags of Help' token scheme last year, as we
here. The money is raised from the 5p levy on plastic bags.
Huntspill Pre-school has just completed work on the new road safety
themed soft play area, which is already proving popular with the
Mayor Bill Hancock and Mayoress Frances Hancock cut a ribbon to
officially open the facilities on Saturday afternoon amid the sound
of loud cheers.
Puddy, treasurer at the pre-school, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
funding means we've been able to replace uneven paving slabs and
a tired old play area with a modern, safe and educational play area."
children love it - they have a new road safety themed surface with
zebra crossing and lights, a garage, undercover seating area, new
fencing and gates."
makes such a big difference and we thank all those shoppers at Burnham's
Tesco store who supported us by giving their tokens to us!"
would also like to thank Lesley Meaker for all her wonderful hard
work on filling in all the paperwork and forms to get us this far.
We appreciate it!"
children enjoyed a snow machine and a Christmas fair during the
formal opening on Saturday.
project also aims to encourage the youngsters to have a greater
understanding of road safety during interactive learning and play.
Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said: "Bags of Help has
been a fantastic success. We been overwhelmed by the response of
our customers and its been great to give people a say on how
the money will be spent in their community. We love seeing the projects
come to life."
launching in 2015, Bags of Help has awarded more than £25m
across thousands of local projects around the UK.