Braunton and Landkey to benefit from funding boost

Posted on: 4 January 2017

Over £27,000 of funding has been released for public open space projects in Braunton and Landkey.

At a meeting of North Devon Council’s Executive yesterday (Wednesday 4 January), members agreed to allocate Section 106 funding* towards five projects to improve play equipment and sports facilities in the two villages.

The following schemes have been awarded funds:

  • £8,000 to Landkey Football Club towards crowd barriers and pitch fencing
  • £3,588 to North Devon Homes for new equipment at Bakery Way play area, Landkey
  • £1,649.52 to Braunton Parish Council towards play equipment at Mowstead Play Area, Braunton
  • £334 to Braunton parish Council towards play equipment at Braunton Recreation Ground
  • £14,193 to Braunton Parish Council for play equipment at Chaloners Road play park, Braunton

Executive Member for parks, leisure and culture, Councillor Dick Jones, says: “I’m very pleased to see this funding distributed towards play and sports facilities in Braunton and Landkey. It’s good to see local communities benefit from money paid by developers of major planning applications, in projects such as these.”

Local ward member for Braunton, Councillor Caroline Chugg, says: “I’m delighted that we are at last upgrading all the parks. The improvements such as the pirate ship in the recreation ground, should be a real draw for young children to be able to investigate. The climbing frame in Chaloners Road and new swing in Mowstead will be different too. They can enjoy discovering all the activities provided.”

Local ward member for Landkey, Swimbridge and Taw, Councillor Glyn Lane, says: “I’m pleased to support funding for the parish and play equipment for the children.”

*Section 106 (S106) is money paid to the council by developers as part of the planning conditions of planning applications. The money can only be used for certain things, but is used primarily for public open space projects.

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