Commuted Sums bring about major improvements at Well Lane Play Area, Willerby

Tue, 22 Feb 2022

Willerby Parish Council have completed works at Well Lane Play Area, Willerby, using the £9,295 funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments.

In addition to the Commuted Sums funding, Willerby Parish Council provided £1,839 towards the £11,134 project.

The funding from Commuted Sums allowed the Parish Council to purchase and install a Shade Sail in the centre of the play area to provide shelter from rain and shade from the sun on hot days  - previously, the play area didn't have any covering, leaving visitors exposed to the elements.

Caroline Handforth, Clerk at Willerby Parish Council, said: "The Parish Council are delighted with the installation of our fabulous new Shade Sail. We were hoping that it would be installed before the Spring, so we were thrilled when it was completed before Christmas!

"We are now looking forward to it providing some welcome shade from the sun for both parents and children in the summer months (or alternatively shelter from an unexpected rain shower!). The Parish Council will also be hoping to install seating around the Shade in the future. Thank you once again to East Riding of Yorkshire Council Commuted Sums for the funding award."

Councillor Claire Holmes, portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure, and housing, added: "The completion of this project at Well Lane play area will make a real difference for the many users of this facility. It's very pleasing that we have been able to facilitate this funding through Commuted Sums, provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval."


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