Cash boost for playing fields project

PUBLISHED: 09:37 09 May 2014 | UPDATED: 09:37 09 May 2014

Chairman of the Gibbons Family Trust Roger Dawe and trustee Kerensa Pearson presented a cheque for £25,000 to Andrew Woodhead-chairman of the Woodbury Community Playing Field Association on Saturday afternoon. They are pictured with other representatives from the association Emma Finnegan-secretary and trustee, Amy Cox (grant fundraising) and Cheryl McGauley (fundraising). The amount will go to towards revamping the children's play area on Town Lane in the village. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exv 0360-18-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Chairman of the Gibbons Family Trust Roger Dawe and trustee Kerensa Pearson presented a cheque for £25,000 to Andrew Woodhead-chairman of the Woodbury Community Playing Field Association on Saturday afternoon. They are pictured with other representatives from the association Emma Finnegan-secretary and trustee, Amy Cox (grant fundraising) and Cheryl McGauley (fundraising). The amount will go to towards revamping the children's play area on Town Lane in the village. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exv 0360-18-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Archant

Planned improvements to Woodbury’s community playing fields have received a major boost following a £25,000 grant from a local charity.

The Woodbury Community Playing Fields Association has ambitious plans for the site, including improvements to the football pitch, a multi-use games area, and a community building to be used by the village’s football club, tennis club, scout and guide groups and Maytree Pre-school.

First on the agenda, however, is a new children’s play area, for which they need to raise £80,000.

They are now halfway to that target, after holding community events, and receiving a grant from the Gibbons Family Trust.

The association’s Cheryl McGauley said: “It’s a massive boost.”

Alongside the Gibbons Family Trust grant, the association has also recently raised more than £2,000 with an auction of promises, and received a £900 grant from county councillor Bernard Hughes’s locality budget.

With the total now at £40,000, the plan currently is to open the play area in two phases, with the first in September and the second to follow when the rest of the money has been raised, however, if the whole budget comes together before then all the work will be done at once.

What could help the association achieve this is a grant scheme run by the South West England Environmental Trust, which could offer a £30,000 grant, on condition that 10 per cent of this is matched by a local business.

If any firm might be interested in helping with this, they are asked to contact Cheryl on 07786 706546, or at cheryl@mcgauley.co.uk.

Other donations can be made via www.wcpf.co.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 12:30

Police say vandals have targeted a church in Exmouth, leaving a trail of damage.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:16

On this week in 1944: Extracts from the Exmouth Journal, printed March, 25 1944.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

Police are appealing for information after two vehicle-related incidents in Budleigh Salterton.

Read more
Wed, 18:02

Cranbrook then and now - an interactive look at the new town development. (Follow the link and scroll down to see our interactive maps).

Read more
Wed, 15:52

More than 50 submissions have been received after district bosses asked for ideas about the possible return of a café to Orcombe Point.

Read more
Wed, 15:09

An Exmouth bank has raised vital funds for a charity which supports suicide-bereaved families.

Read more
Wed, 12:48

Scores of customers were greeted with Easter eggs and champagne as they queued for the opening of the M&S Foodhall in Exmouth yesterday (Wednesday).

Read more
Wed, 12:45

Crews praised for saving ‘high sentimental value’ items in Newton Poppleford thatch-roof fire.

Read more
Wed, 10:18

This photo shows the aftermath of a major fire which has destroyed a thatched-roof home in Newton Poppleford.

Read more
Wed, 10:00

An Exmouth historian has called for the town to recognise its first-ever OBE recipient - 100 years on.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications