The sun shone and dozens of residents turned out to celebrate the opening of our ‘awesome’ new Multi-Use Games Area and Skate Park on 25 March.
The project transformed the old tennis court and was funded by a £50,227 contribution from Potterspury Parish Council (PPC), a £50,000 New Homes Bonus Community Grant from South Northamptonshire Council (SNC), a £30,523 grant from WREN (an environmental grant giving body) and £2,500 from community fundraising.
South Northamptonshire Council chairman, Cllr Caryl Billingham cut the ribbon on the new facility and said:
“The multi-use games area and skate park will be a great asset for everybody to utilise. By providing accessible and affordable recreation opportunities, this project will address the previous lack of facilities for young people, and it will additionally contribute to the health and wellbeing of the district.”
Cllr Steve Parkin, chairman of the Parish Council thanked fellow parish councillor Rod Kilvert for his efforts in making the project a success and presented him with a skateboarding figurine.
“To provide this facility takes both careful planning and finance. The planning of the project took much effort by a dedicated team of volunteers from both the public and the parish council.
“The finance from the project came from many sources including the New Homes Bonus fund operated by South Northants Council, contributions from developers, WREN recycling, individual donations and the parish council’s own funds. On behalf of the parish council we thank all who have assisted us both in terms of voluntary support and finance.”
Cllr Parkin also thanked Wheelscape Ltd for delivering the project on time and to budget.