CHILDREN in Pagham are to have their playtimes boosted.
A project to improve the play area at the village hall has received a £25,000 grant.
The scheme will extend the site’s playground and install new pieces of equipment. These are intended to appeal to those aged six and over.
Pagham Parish Council applied for the money from The Veolia Environmental Trust to enable children of all abilities to play safely together.
Cllr Dawn Slater said: “This grant is great news. It means we can push the project forward and undertake the much-needed revamp of the play area.”
The Veolia Environmental Trust’s executive director, Paul Taylor, said: “This scheme will increase opportunities for interaction, play and exercise for children living in Pagham.
“I look forward to seeing it start and take shape.”
The trust will work with the parish council to finalise the project’s details, including its start date, and get it completed as soon as possible.
The play area was opened soon after the village hall was built in 1998.
The council took over the adjoining paddock some ten years ago to enable the facilities to be extended when it had funds.