Play Improvement Fund

UPDATE: This scheme is now closed to applications.

The Richmondshire Play Improvement Fund was made available to Parish/Town Councils and Community Groups who own or operate a play park, in October 2012 when some of the play parks were transferred to the ownership of Parish Councils.

In October 2012, £40,000 was allocated from the Service Improvement Fund - to date the below twenty projects have been approved:

  Applicant Project Details Awarded
1 Bainbridge Parish Council Aerial Runway £2,000.00
2 Skeeby Parish Council Linden Road - Oyster Roundabout £1,996.60
3 West Witton Playing Field Committee Hardwood Chips £400.00
4 Catterick Village Parish Council Gravity Bowl, Mini-orbiter, Tunnel £2,000.00
5 Leyburn Town Council Shawel Playground - Toddler Slide £1,776.50
6 Askrigg & Low Abbotside Parish Council Climbing Rope £274.09
7 Melsonby Parish Council Zip-Wire & Honeycomb matting £2,000.00
8 Middleton Tyas Parish Council Embankment Slide £2,000.00
9 Hawes & High Abbotside Parish Council Play Cabin & Sand Box £2,000.00
10 Scorton Parish Council Climbing Pyramid, Swing, Springer £1,999.99
11 Scotton Parish Council Seesaw, Slide & Safety Surfacing £2,000.00
12 Middleham Town Council Swing & Seesaw £2,000.00
13 Reeth Parish Council Motorbike Springer £394.25
14 Carperby-cum-Thoresby Parish Council Springy Chicken £1,221.00
15 Hawes & High Abbotside Parish Council Saftey Surfacing, Springers £2,000.00
16 Scotton Parish Council Climbing Frame & Slide £2,000.00
17 Eppleby Parish Council Safety Surfacing Improvements £2,000.00
18 Leyburn Town Council Scramble Net & Associated Safety Surfacing £1,794.00
19 Askrigg & Low Abbotside Parish Council Making the Playground Accessible to all £957
20 Gilling West Parish Council Climbing Frame and Slide £2,000.00
21 Bainbridge Parish Council Replacement Swing Equipment £481.17
22 Leyburn Town Council Roundabout for younger children £1,420.00
23 Scotton parish Council Mulit-use apparratus £2,000.00
Total £36,714.60


For further information on any of the above schemes, please contact Samantha Coultish, Business & Community Support Officer by Direct Line: 01748 901037 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..







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