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PUBLISHED: 10:14 27 January 2009 | UPDATED: 14:50 14 July 2010

A New Buckenham play project is swinging into action after being awarded just under £30,000 from the lottery-funded Community Spaces Programme.

Situated on the outskirts of the village, the New Buckeneers Play Project will have an adventure trail for nine to 16-year-olds with activities such as climbing, swinging, balancing, and jumping.

A New Buckenham play project is swinging into action after being awarded just under £30,000 from the lottery-funded Community Spaces Programme.

Situated on the outskirts of the village, the New Buckeneers Play Project will have an adventure trail for nine to 16-year-olds with activities such as climbing, swinging, balancing, and jumping. There will also be an area for toddlers, featuring cradle swings, a spring horse, a butterfly seesaw and a mini orbiter.

Donald Crossman, the New Buckeneers treasurer said: “We are thrilled to be receiving the grant from Community Spaces. We have put an awful lot of time and energy into raising funds for this project, including many local people outside of our group who have supported the project from the start.”

Community Spaces, which is managed by Groundwork UK , helps community groups across England improve and create a range of spaces including play areas, community gardens, kick about areas and ponds.

Tony Hawkhead, Groundwork chief executive, said: “It is really encouraging that so many people are behind this project, making it a great example of how communities can work together to turn ideas into reality. The New Buckeneers Play Project will give children and youngsters the opportunity to benefit from a more healthy, active lifestyle.”

Community Spaces grants are available to community groups across England. Anyone wishing to apply for between £10,000 - £49,999 should request an application pack by calling 0845 3 671 671 or visiting www.community-spaces.org.uk


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