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A community park project has received a £26,000 grant.

The money from the Wren Community Action Fund was awarded to Claypole Parish Council towards its transformation of the village playing fields.

The money will help pay for pathways, fencing and landscaping.

The work will be carried out by Freddie Allen Landscapes, of Sutton-on-Trent.

The community park will include play equipment for younger children, adventure play for older children, exercise equipment for adults and picnic tables.

Sports areas are being extended and improved and will include a new football pitch.

Mr John Freeman, vice-chairman of the parish council and project leader, said Claypole had more than doubled in size in recent years but no new amenities had been provided.

“It is fantastic that Wren has kick-started this project for us,” he said.

“We will be putting a large sum of parish council funds into the project and also seeking support from others to ensure completion later this year.”

Wren is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from money donated through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Cheryl Raynor, Wren grant manager for the area, said: “We are pleased that our funding will provide such a fantastic facility.”



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