Funding approved for improvements to park in Darton

Thanks to a grant of £99,000 from funding body WREN, Darton Park is set to see some wonderful changes and new additions to the park area.

The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, is available for the provision, maintenance or improvement of public amenities available to the general public.

The grant will be used to provide new activities for all ages including a MUGA, woodland nature area for young children, older children’s play equipment and improved accessibility through newly created paths. The funding will be matched with Section 106 funding as part of the Principal Towns Visit Darton Project which will be delivered over the next year.

Councillor Jenny Platts Spokesperson for Communities, said:  Improvements to the facilities will make a massive difference to the lives of people living in the area. It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to the project taking shape.”

Penny Horne, WREN’s grant manager for Yorkshire, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Darton Park - Visit Darton project and pleased our funding will provide such a beautiful green space for people across Darton and the surrounding neighbourhoods. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”

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