Foxton play park with 50-year-old equipment undergoes £43,000 makeover

The 1970’s climbing dome has been replaced
Front - Councillor Jo Asher opens the Robert Monk's Foxton Charity Children's Play Park Renovation.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTERFront - Councillor Jo Asher opens the Robert Monk's Foxton Charity Children's Play Park Renovation.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Front - Councillor Jo Asher opens the Robert Monk's Foxton Charity Children's Play Park Renovation. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

A play park with equipment dating from the 1970s has undergone a £43,000 renovation in Foxton.

The works were organised by the Robert Monks Foxton Charity which owns the recreation ground where the park is located, and the nearby village hall.

A climbing dome dating back to the 70s has been replaced and a second play tower has been added which accommodates children with wheelchairs.

From left, Toni Rice trustee, Vicki Bray chairman, Councillor Jo Asher and Robert Monk trustee Nicola Hazell. 
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTERFrom left, Toni Rice trustee, Vicki Bray chairman, Councillor Jo Asher and Robert Monk trustee Nicola Hazell. 
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From left, Toni Rice trustee, Vicki Bray chairman, Councillor Jo Asher and Robert Monk trustee Nicola Hazell. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Harborough District Council granted £14,000 of the cost, while £10,000 came from the foundation trust and another £10,000 from the National Lottery.

The community also supported with fundraising events and a further £1,000 was granted by Tesco Community Grants.

Cllr Jo Asher said: “I was delighted to open the new play area for the Robert Monks Foxton Charity, and it’s been a long time coming, and a lot of effort has been put in by the trustees.”

The trust has thanked the grant providers and the community for their donations and fundraising efforts.

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