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New play facility in Bitton unveiled

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Published: 03/11/2014

Children joined Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Howard Gawler in Bitton for the official unveiling/ribbon cutting of a new play area on Friday 31 October.

The community of Bitton is celebrating the news that it has received a £60,000 funding boost from SITA Trust to refurbish the play area at Aubrey Meads, Bitton, BS30 6LQ.

South Gloucestershire Council, in conjunction with Bitton Parish Council and Bitton Village Residents Association, have been working with the local community to provide a wider range of play facilities for children.

The scheme includes access improvements and a community garden so that the whole village can enjoy this valuable and significant open space. There will be provision of accessible equipment suitable for various ages including items that swing, rock and rotate as well as equipment children can crawl, climb and balance on. Site access has been improved with the addition of paths and bespoke seats.

Cllr Claire Young, Chair of Communities Committee, said: “The improvements to the existing play area mean a great deal to the residents of Bitton who will be able to enjoy the new facilities now the project is complete. The addition of a community garden alongside the revamped play area will mean residents young and old will benefit from this invaluable grant.”

Marek Gordon, CEO and Chairman of SITA Trust, added: “We are delighted to have been able to support this project through the Landfill Communities Fund. This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.2 billion.”

SITA Trust provides funding through the Landfill Communities Fund. Funding is available for projects that enhance communities and enrich nature.

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