Fundraising allows local park to be built

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A new playground has been given the go ahead to be built in the mixed urban and rural district of Stowshire, Bradfield.

Peter Smithson, chair of Landsmere Community Association, said “work started last week on the construction of the new playground.

“It is the culmination of six years’ fundraising and campaigning to see a derelict area reformed.” The whole scheme is costing £50,000 but the LCA have been given £10,000 by Bradfield Council and £15,000 by Bradfield Community Chest. The rest was raised by the LCA.

Mrs Sheree Harltley, CEO of the BCC, told the Bradfield Mirror “we were delighted to support the Landsmere play area scheme,” describing it as a “good cause”.

Numerous attempts have been made to improve the image of the much deprived Landsmere, so it is a point of much pride for locals that this scheme is going ahead.

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