Llanferres Park Timber Post Replacements

by Sean Thomas in Llanferres, Wales, United Kingdom

Llanferres Park Timber Post Replacements
We did it
On 16th July 2020 we successfully raised £2,417 ( + est. £250.75 Gift Aid ) with 97 supporters in 42 days

To maintain the Park to a high safety standard, we need replacement retention posts for playbark and support posts for multiplay equipment

by Sean Thomas in Llanferres, Wales, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Our stretch target is to contribute towards :- 1) fix broken boundary fence; 2) improve ground drainage in "assault course" area for more Winter use; 3) start planning for replacement of multi-play equipment;  4) adding new recreation features such as outdoor gym equipment; new toddler equipment and more facilities for those with learning / physical needs; and 5) a replacement tractor lawn mower as our current one is falling apart!


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WHAT IS THE NEED FOR YOUR PROJECT IN THE COMMUNITY? 1594130925_park_mar_2020_bark_3.jpgHOW WILL YOUR PROJECT IMPROVE LOCAL LIFE?Our charity run by volunteers to manage, maintain and fund raise keeps the park safe to use. Maintenance is key and we must replace 1) playbark retention posts; and 2) 9x junior and infant multi-play equipment support posts. We would be eventually forced to close the park and playground if we fail any ROSPA inspections.1594130902_park_mar_2020_bark_4.jpgWHAT SUPPORT DO YOU HAVE FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FOR YOUR PROJECT?Full and committed support from young and old as evidenced by these two recent press releases. 1) www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17862175.hundreds-enjoy-bbq-fun-sun-llanferres-playing-field/;

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2) www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/18313923.llanferres-villagers-make-bat-boxes-bug-hotels-boost-wildlife/. Independent endorsement is evidenced by multiple Green Flag awards.

1594130813_219036727.jpg.gallery.jpg1594130794_243922419.jpg.gallery.jpgWHO WILL BENEFIT FROM YOUR PROJECT?
Llanferres has ~600 adults and children, and is used by the majority, but because the Park and Playground is well known we attract significantly more families from the wider towns of Mold and Ruthin. The facility has a built in BBQ for celebrations and local fund raising events, and is used for wildlife projects and for use by local school.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR PROJECT AND HOW IT WILL BENEFIT YOUR COMMUNITY IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL.
We are committed as Trustees by the objects of our charity to maintain the park and playground to ensure the health and safety of users. The project is required to make sure we meet these requirements in order to keep the park and playground open. We will use reserve funds from earlier fund raising for the balance and try and secure grant awards from other sources.

PLEASE GIVE A BREAKDOWN OF THE COSTS OF YOUR PROJECT.
TOTAL project cost is £1,129.55 which is made up of: 1) Multi-Play Posts 9x£45.13 = £406.19; 2) Labour hrs 18x £18.00 = £324.00; 3) Playbark retention posts 85x£4.42 = £375.36; 4) Post delivery = £24.00;

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