Playground gets a facelift

PUBLISHED: 12:33 21 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:52 31 May 2010

Cllr Iggie Abrahams and Elaine Tomlinson are pictured with local children Joel, Lucas and Ethan Newsome, Christian Channer and Frances Channer on the slide.

Cllr Iggie Abrahams and Elaine Tomlinson are pictured with local children Joel, Lucas and Ethan Newsome, Christian Channer and Frances Channer on the slide.

GENEROUS villagers grouped together to raise more than £1800 towards the cost of new play equipment for an adventure playground in Clavering. When the previous slide was condemned, Friends of Clavering Adventure Playground set about raising around £8000 t

GENEROUS villagers grouped together to raise more than £1800 towards the cost of new play equipment for an adventure playground in Clavering.

When the previous slide was condemned, Friends of Clavering Adventure Playground set about raising around £8000 to replace it.

Andy Tomlinson, whose daughter Olivia and son Harry use the playground, was one of the project's biggest supporters.

He said: "The new slide tower at the playground adds an exciting new dimension to the existing equipment and one which I'm sure future generations of children will enjoy enormously."

A grant of £5500 from the Essex Environment Trust made up most of the funding, with an additional £530 from Clavering Parish Council.

However, residents contributed a total of more than £1,800 in door-to-door collections, ensuring the slide's purchase would be made possible. Mr Tomlinson said he was "very grateful" for their generosity.

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