Big revamp at water tower

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The Water Tower Play Park in Whittlesey is to get a new lease of life thanks to a £47,000 grant from funding body WREN.

The old equipment will be replaced with a new climbing and adventure frame, a zip-wire, an overhead spinning carousel and a rope swing. There will also be a tractor climbing frame and slide for the little ones, a basket swing and two-seater swings, new springer seats and a roundabout and see-saw, as well as new picnic benches.

Whittlesey Town Council contributed £5,000 towards the total project cost of £57,000, and with support from Fenland District Council a successful bid was made to WREN.

In the next few weeks the district council will procure a company to install the new equipment, with work anticipated to take place in January. It is hoped the park will be ready to open in time for February half-term.

Cllr Peter Murphy, cabinet member for parks and open spaces, said: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of Whittlesey. It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money.”

Whittlesey town councillor Ray Whitwell said: “Children’s play equipment in this part of town has been lacking for many years, so I’m delighted that WREN has awarded this grant.”

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.