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Council leaders welcome funding for Burntwood park enchancment – however say the funding is a very long time coming

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Council leaders welcome funding for Burntwood park enchancment – however say the funding is a very long time coming

Council leaders in Burntwood have welcomed a £116,000 funding in a neighborhood park – however say native enhancements are a great distance off.

An artist’s rendering of the brand new playground

Lichfield Borough Council has confirmed work to create a brand new playground at Elder Lane.

Cllr Sue Woodward, chairwoman of Burntwood City Council, stated she was happy to lastly see the district council decide to the long-awaited funding.

Cllr Sue Woodward

“The Borough Council has had formal requests to put money into our metropolis parks for a few years which have seemed drained and unloved for too lengthy.

“They’ve definitely suffered from an absence of funding and it has been some extent in our agreed motion plan for the City Deal Partnership since 2016, so it is nice to see that the Metropolis Council’s lobbying efforts have lastly borne fruit.

“With an additional £15,000 promised, the Metropolis Council can now proceed with different park enhancements.”

Cllr Sue Woodward, Burntwood Councilman

The brand new playground facility will characteristic tools for younger youngsters, together with a toddler unit, swings, spinners, sand performs and a climbing part.

Cllr Darren Ennis, Deputy Chairman of Burntwood City Council stated:

“Good issues ultimately come to those that wait, together with our metropolis.

“We’re continually urging county and county councils to take a position domestically. You clearly have way more sources at your disposal than a small council like ours, so we’re delighted that that is occurring now and that our common petitions on behalf of Burntwood have labored. “

Cllr Darren Ennis, Burntwood Councilor

Metropolis Council has earmarked £10,000 of its reserves for park enhancements, with an additional £15,000 pledged by Lichfield Borough Council.

Cllr Ennis stated they might proceed to push for different investments within the metropolis, together with funding enhancements at Sankey’s Nook.

“We at the moment are actively making an attempt to unfold this extra cash out to the opposite parks within the metropolis so hopefully no native park is left behind.”

Cllr Darren Ennis, Burntwood Councilor