Funding approved for new children’s play park in Hilton

Families in Hilton are set to get a new children’s playpark thanks to a £52,901 grant from FCC Communities Foundation.

The money, awarded by FCC Communities Foundation Community Action Fund, will be used to buy play equipment, replace the surface and fencing and improve the surrounding area of the Jubilee Play Park in Grove End.

Laura Chorlton of Hilton Parish Council believes the facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area.

She says: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of Hilton. It’s fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to our playground taking shape over the next 6 months.”

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Richard Smith, Grant Manager for FCC Communities Foundation says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the play improvements at Hilton Park and pleased our funding will provide such a fantastic facility for children and young families. We are always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”

Hilton Parish Council hopes the Playground will be ready to use by 1st December 2019.

Hilton Parish Council also acknowledge and thank the Hilton Town Trust and the Parishioners who kindly gave donations towards the project in both volunteering time and money.

For further press information please contact (Nicola Webster, Clerk to Hilton Parish Council)

Playground update April 17 2019

Proposed New Play Park

Hilton Play Park Scheme-01


Great news!   We have agreed to replace the whole playground on Grove End, stripping out the existing and creating the facility as shown above, with a substantial grant from Wren – whom we thank enormously!

We also wish to thank the group of able and willing volunteers who have helped us make Grove End into a friendlier and airier space, some of which the children can enjoy exploring in due course.  It will also make maintenance much easier!

There are two needs still to resolve  – the first of which is making up the necessary funds.  For the children of the village, please do consider making a donation – however large or small.   The bank details are available from the Parish Clerk.

If you would rather pay by cheque then do contact Nicola to advise her and make cheques payable to Hilton Parish Council –

If the sum generated exceeds that needed for the main project, we will put the excess towards the grassing and improvement of the area around the playground.

PLEASE do advise Nicola Webster, our clerk, of any donations you make so she can keep a track of what money has been donated for this project and so we can thank you.

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Amount donated – and whether cash / cheque / BACS.

The second need is to continue with the preparation and maintenance of Grove End – in readiness for the changes and thereafter to best ensure safe play.   Ideally we want a team who will work with the PC to become the playground maintenance team – please advise Nicola if you are willing and able to join.

Lastly, there will be the need to dispose of the existing play equipment some of which is quite serviceable.  If anyone is interested in the equipment please let us know. We may auction it to those willing to take it away.

Any comments / queries then please do get in touch.