Pinchbeck is set to get a boost in the form of new play equipment.
The village’s parish council is to use money provided as part of the planning permission for Spalding Power Station on the new equipment for playing fields at Rotten Row and Leaveslake Drove while adding more on Glebe Field.
New seating and litter bins is also set to be installed.
Ann Savage, chairman of the play equipment committee, said: “Old and tired equipment is due for replacement with equipment we believe will be used by residents of all ages. Collectively, the parish council are spending £116,000 with money ring-fenced from the power station.
“Our ambition has been to provide facilities where families, young children, teenagers and adults can feel welcome, find something to do and also feel part of the community.”
This project has captured the imagination of the residents of Pinchbeck and West Pinchbeck, whom are actively fundraising to ensure the project continues into future phases, and that residents have a choice in how those funds are spent.
Two Pinchbeck ladies – Emma-Louise Creek and Kate Miller – have been seconded to the Play Equipment Committee, and are actively and enthusiastically fundraising across the community via the Facebook page ‘Pinchbeck Village Park Fundraiser’.
Mrs Savage continued: “The equipment has been ordered and, although we would have liked it to be installed for the summer holidays, it’s likely to be early autumn 2021, and will be in place for many years.
“As further funds become available we plan to install additional equipment and facilities, and would like local residents to be involved in choosing what they will be.”