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Thurlby's Lawrance Park gets a refurbished games area in £50,000 project




A villages’s 30-year-old games area has been refurbished in a £50,000 project.

The games area in Lawrance Park, Thurlby, now has a new fence, football goalposts, basketball hoops and a new surface marked for tennis, netball and five-a-side-football.

This replaced the old facility with its damaged fence and dated surface.

Maggi Ogden, Angela Nicholson, Coun Barry Dobson and members of the management committee
Maggi Ogden, Angela Nicholson, Coun Barry Dobson and members of the management committee

The refurbished games area was officially opened during the Thurlby Community Primary School Summer Fete on June 29.

Lisa Kemp, chairman of Thurlby School parents, teachers and friends association, said: “The PTFA is very proud of the accomplishments of the Lawrance Park Committee in obtaining grants and their fundraising for the games area.

“This has lifted the appearance of the school and park.”

Thurlby Community Primary School children playing netball on the games area before the opening
Thurlby Community Primary School children playing netball on the games area before the opening

The games area, which is open to everyone and used by the school, Tigers Football Club, Thurlby Scouts and Smart Fitt, has been refurbished with grants, donations and support from a wide variety of groups.

These include the Thurlby Causeway Estate Charity, Coun Barry Dobson’s ward member grant, Bakkavor and Bourne Skip Hire.

Maggi Ogden, chairman of the Lawrance Park Community Association, thanked everyone who had made the project possible, especially John Spooner for his ‘tireless’ work.

An introduction to tennis for three boys
An introduction to tennis for three boys

The ribbon was cut by Angela Nicholson, chairman of the Thurlby Causeway Estate Charity.

Jayne Sewell, PE coordinator at Thurlby Community Primary School, said: “The refurbishment of the games area has been of great benefit ot our pupils.

“The area has been refreshed with new fencing and colourful markings meaning the environment is safe and stimulating for all.”

Thurlby Tigers Football Club try out the new surface
Thurlby Tigers Football Club try out the new surface


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