Update and Good News re Playground
We have had a message back from Hatfield Town Council saying that we have got a grant awarded to install a swing suitable for disabled children and two flat swings so far.
We are now waiting on groundworks to come up with the design and what else we may be able to have.
So far the public donations amount to just under £3000 and we have a further £3000 pledged by corporate sponsors.
So a big thanks for all those who have contributed so far, we are getting there, hopefully it will all be installed and ready to use by the Spring.
The playground project is coming along nicely, Hatfield Town Council
(HTC) have already raised £10,000 for a swing that caters for disabled
children and are hopeful that they have a further £25,000 in grant money
secured. The EARA Committee, Mike Izzard and HTC are still busy trying
to secure the rest of the funding needed. We are meeting with various
organisations and will update you here as we get nearer to the total
required. Of course we could not do anything without your support and
many thanks to all those who have donated via Mike’s Just Giving page,
which stands at @ £3,500 just £1500 short of his target of £5000 through
public donations. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ellenbrookplayground
We also have @ £3,000 promised by Councillor Paul Zukowskyj and Gascoyne Cecil Estates via Grant Shapps MP.
The draft plans have been obtained from HTC and Groundworks and should be available on this site shortly for you to view.
The plans appear to offer us everything that was asked for on our
residents drop in event last year, so our thanks go to Carrie Lloyd HTC
Town Clerk, all the HTC councillors who have unanimously supported the
project and Caroline Noble from Groundworks and her team. Hopefully the
work on the playground may start later this month (Jan 2019).