Work has finished on improved facility in Cop Meadow playground, Sutton.
The new playground is now open, and we hope to follow this up with an official launch in the Spring. The new Playground Equipment has been installed to create an IMPROVED playground for children in Sutton.
New play equipment including swings, slide, seesaw, roundabout and climbing frame was funded by a £48,690.43 grant from WREN’S FCC Community Action Fund.
Sarah Giller Clerk of Sutton Parish Council is delighted that the project is now in use. She says: “This vital facility is going to make a real difference to the children of Sutton as well as the wider community. We are extremely grateful to WREN for providing funding and to Cheshire East Council and Ansa Environmental Services Ltd as we would not have been able to go ahead without their support.”
For further press information please contact Sarah Giller, [email protected].
Notes to editors:
- Sutton Parish Council is Parish Council to a community of about 2500 people on the outskirts of the former silk town of Macclesfield.
- WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, WREN has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site. For more information please visit www.wren.org.uk
- FCC Environment is the leading UK waste and resource management company and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business. Its vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future. It employs 2,400 people and operates more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales. FCC Environment donates the LCF tax credits that are generated by its operations to WREN, in order to add value to the environmental and social infrastructure of the communities around landfill sites. www.fccenvironment.co.uk
- The Landfill Communities Fund – any waste that is discarded which cannot be reused, reprocessed or recycled may ultimately be disposed of in a landfill site. To encourage the re-use, recycle and recovery of more value from waste and use more environmentally friendly methods of waste disposal, Landfill Tax is charged on each tonne of waste sent to landfill. Landfill Operators (LOs) are able to redirect a small proportion of landfill tax liability (currently 6.8%) to support a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of their landfill sites through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). The LCF is regulated by ENTRUST on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs, and the projects are delivered by enrolled Environmental bodies (EBs). Since its inception in 1996, over £1 billion has been spent on more than 32,000 projects across the UK. For further information, please visit www.entrust.org.uk or see HMRC’s general guide to Landfill Tax or see HMRC’s general guide to Landfill Tax.