Plans for a potential £50,000 new children’s park in Moulton have taken a large step forward.
South Holland District Council are seeking approval to lease mature parkland to Moulton Parish Council.
Long-time campaigner for a park for the children, Andrew Malkin has said the parish council has earmarked £50,000 for the project and that leader of the district council, Lord Gary Porter, has told him it could be open by next summer.
Andrew said: “I first began campaigning for Moulton to have its own play area when my four sons were little.
“They have now all grown up and I have a seven-year-old grandchild.
“I look forward to seeing the padlocks and ‘trespassers will be prosecuted’ sign coming down and the grazing sheep moving out so that I can take my granddaughters to the playground in The Park next summer.”
Andrew, a former Moulton parish councillor said attempts down the years by the parish council to find an area of land suitable for a play area had been fruitless.
Purchase by the district council of the land for £302,000 in 2016 presented a golden opportunity whose councils will now have to agree to lease.
“For Moulton it presented an opportunity for the village to have a children’s play area – the one amenity it has not had for decades,” said Andrew, of Hallgate.