Councillor backs community projects
A project to overhaul a community’s run-down multi-use games area is being backed by its district councillor.
The games area at Lawrance Park, Thurlby, was built in 1987 and there were fears it could become unusable unless it was refurbished.
Coun Barry Dobson (Con), who represents the village on South Kesteven District Council, is backing the project with £750 from his Ward Member Grant Fund.
His donation is going to the Lawrance Park Recreation Ground and Community Association.
“This area is a fantastic facility but it is dilapidated and needs upgrading,” said the Dole Wood ward councillor.
“People of all ages can come here and be active and I am delighted to be supporting the refurbishment.”
The area is to be resurfaced and the fencing replaced at a total cost of £33,000.
The multi-use games area is used by around 600 people of all ages, including pupils at Thurlby Community Primary School.
Coun Dobson has also donated £250 to Braceborough and Wilsthorpe Village Hall.
The money will be used towards this year’s £700 maintenance costs of two defibrillators and will also help cover as subscription to the Community Heartbeat Trust’s Village Emergency Telephone System (VETS) scheme.
The Ward Member Grant Scheme launched at the beginning of April with each of SKDC’s 56 councillors allocated £1,000 to award to projects and initiatives that benefit the community.