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Cash boost for new children’s play area in Skewen Park

 Tax on landfill leads to new Skate Park in Coedffranc

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Official Opening of Skate Park 07.03.14

Children and young people in Coedffranc are being encouraged to get out and play this summer thanks to a £58,200 grant which has been awarded to Coedffranc Community Council for new play facilities in the area.

The cash boost has been given by WREN, a not for profit business which awards grants to community, environmental and heritage projects across the UK from funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund.

An Additional Grant of £8,000 has been awarded by the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s Minor Project Grants.The grants have been used to build fantastic facilities and will provide a much needed Skate Park within Skewen Park.

Cllr Annette Wingrave, the Chair of Coedffranc Community Council said: “It is fantastic that WREN can make funds like this available to communities and we are very pleased our project was selected. We are looking forward to opening the Skewen Adventure Adrenalin Zone.

The Council would like to thank all the Councillors in post during the previous Term of Office for earmarking the match funding needed for the bid, the pupils of Coedffranc Primary for their input into the design process which was critical in our detailed understanding of what was really wanted. We are also grateful for the support and positive feedback from the Councillors , prominent members of the Business community , local sports clubs and organisations, the Police Authority and the Community Safety Partnership, not forgetting all the Heads of staff governors, pupils and parents all our local schools. Truly a Community effort.

Peter Cox, managing director of WREN said: “WREN is committed to funding projects that make a real difference to local communities, children and families. The Skewen Adventure Adrenalin Zone will provide a fantastic space for local people to get outdoors and have some fun. We’re delighted to support Coedffranc Community Council and look forward to seeing the Skate Park take shape over the coming months.”