20th Oct, 2017

Cricket club and toddler play area receives an upgrade

Laura Kearns 19th May, 2017

A PLAY area in Barford is now firmer underfoot thanks a cash injection.

The toddler play area on the village green has new flooring thanks to funding from Warwick District Council’s Rural and Urban Capital Improvement Scheme (RUCIS).

The project to improve the area, which was in a poor state, muddy and slippery, was awarded just over £5,000.

Kenilworth Wardens Cricket Club was also granted a similar amount to repair and refurbish its three lane outdoor practice nets in time for the new season.

Over the past year a number of village halls and communities have been awarded RUCIS grants of between £1,000 and £30,000 towards improvement projects.

Scheme manager Jon Dawson said: “I am delighted that Warwick District Council is in a position to be able to award funding for projects like these, which are hugely beneficial to our local communities.

New funding is available for the 2017/18 financial year and I would like to encourage not-for-profit groups located within Warwick District to come forward with their projects as we may be able to help.”

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