We have been granted a two year grant of £250,000 from the Big Lottery, People and Places fund for:
A wooden children’s playground, sensitive to its location – the only publicly accessible play area within a 10 mile radius. Earth moved during construction of the facilities will be used to create natural undulations and play features wherever possible to minimise the amount of earth we need to move off site.
A drained and levelled grassed area where recreation and informal sports can be played and community activities held. This will be a multi space area for ball, racquet and team games and outdoor exercise such as Pilates or circuits. Portable equipment for the informal sports area will be provided (to be stored in a shed on site).
The remaining field will be landscaped and a new disabled access installed from the hall to the field. This will provide a further area for community events and leisure, accessible to all with paths that are wheelchair and pushchair friendly.
Boundaries will be planted with hedgerow species native to Gower and wild flower planting also used to blend in with natural surroundings.
We will adapt the toilet facilities in the hall to provide a toilet facility for the field.
Installation of a ground source heat pump for the hall, to complement our existing solar panels and make future heating more environmentally friendly and sustainable
Fund a part time Recreation Field Maintenance Officer post for 6 hours a week to maintain the new facilities in the field. This post will be advertised when we are ready to recruit.
A small budget for marketing and events
In addition to the lottery funding we need to provide additional funding of:
£17,135.27 from Llangennith Parish Hall funds (already secured)
£4,549 from additional fundraising – all ideas welcome
This gives us a total project budget of £271,684.29 including a 10% contingency for construction costs.
The field and park will be open 365 days a year and is open access. There will not be any lighting so it will be useable in daylight hours only.
Telephone: 01792 386 685 Email: info(at)llangennith-hall.co.uk Please replace the (at) with an @ symbol, this is an antispam method.
Llangennith Hall, Llangennith, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA3 1HU