Grant of £11,800 by Frimstone funds new play equipment in Crimplesham
Youngsters in Crimplesham have new play equipment to enjoy thanks to a £11,800 grant made by aggregate supply firm Frimstone.
Frimstone, which has its head office on Main Road in the village, set up a new community fund at the end of last year to support projects in its operating areas.
One of the early beneficiaries of the scheme was Crimplesham Parish Council which used the grant to install the new equipment on the park area in the village.
Since taking control of the park back in 2014, the parish council has been making gradual improvements to the amenity, making it a more enjoyable destination for youngsters.
Four pieces of apparatus have been added, including a new roundabout, springer, see-saw and a basketball hoop, as well as new safety floor surfacing.
Parish clerk Sarah Thorpe said: "The new equipment has made a huge difference. We’re already receiving very positive feedback from residents who are using the site more frequently for social interaction.
"Although there has been ongoing repairs and upgrades to the park over time, the contribution from Frimstone has most certainly accelerated the development, for which we’re very grateful.’’
The project arose following consultation with local residents who highlighted the need to renovate the facility to make it more stimulating and exciting for visitors.
Mark Swan, managing director at Frimstone said: "It’s great to see that the advantages of the programme are starting to be evidenced by the local communities that have supported our business for long periods. This particular project has a little more sentiment as it is closely located to our head office.’’