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Lottery funding boost for Glossop's Manor Park

Lottery funding of £10,000 means two new pieces of accessible play equipment will be installed at Glossop's Manor Park before the school summer holidays.

High Peak Borough Council was awarded the funding for its Play for All project aimed at making the park and the facilities in it more accessible for people with disabilities.

The Council has been supporting the Friends of Manor Park who identified the need to make more of the play equipment available to everyone and the National Lottery money will be spent on an accessible flush roundabout and a set of accessible high backed swings which can be enjoyed by people who use wheelchairs. Money raised by the Friends through local fundraising activities will also contribute to project costs.

Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Councillor with responsibility for parks and playgrounds, Damien Greenhalgh, said: "The Council and the Friends of Manor Park are delighted to have been awarded this grant which helps to realise a long-held aspiration to install more play equipment which all members of the community can use.

"This funding means these two new pieces of equipment will be in place before the school summer holidays so more and more young people and families can enjoy spending their leisure time in the park.

"This is just one of seven projects across the High Peak to have been awarded Lottery funding in the last three months and we want to say a big thank you to the National Lottery and its players for helping make these community plans a reality."

Lottery funding totalling £367,792 has been allocated to High Peak schemes - including £165,279 for G52's Extra Auntie programme to support families in Gamesley and £153,658 for Be Well's Reuniting the Generations scheme linking four local nurseries with their nearest old people's home to encourage inter-generational activities.

Other Lottery beneficiaries are: St Charles Catholic Primary School who received £10,000 to create a cycle route and Hayfield Parish Council who were awarded the same amount for new play equipment in Little Hayfield; Charlesworth Primary School got £9,955 to buy and install outdoor play equipment for the wider community and theatre company Babbling Vagabonds Ltd were awarded £8,900 to deliver theatre events for local families in the Spring.