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Closed 01/05/2020

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£1,310
raised of £3,000 target by 36 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,310 to create a better children's play area in Chester Street Park. The current area is old and unsafe. Please help by donating a small amount.

    Chesterfield
    Funded on Friday, 1st May 2020

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    Story

    The current play equipment is old and dangerous and we want to create a new facility that is welcoming, open, inclusive and accessible to the whole community.

    Green space in this area is critical to the health and wellbeing of young children. The Holmebrook local authority ward, which contains most of Brampton, has the lowest amount of green space per head of population in the town. Most of the residents live in the terraced houses around Chester Street, which open directly on to the street and have little or no gardens. We consider Chester Street Park to be precious for sustaining community cohesion, wellbeing and access to nature & play. Unfortunately, due to the state of the park, local residents are not using it to its full extent and are not getting the health benefits they require from the green space.

    Currently, the park railings are rusty and have not been painted since the 1980s and the children’s play equipment is tired, with broken flooring under it.

    The council has neglected the park for years and irresponsible dog owners do not pick up after their dogs, creating an unsafe, unpleasant space. There is also evidence of drug use in the river, which runs alongside the park making families wary about using the area.

    With your help, we can create a safe space for families to enjoy for generations to come.

    Please support by donating a small amount... Just £2 could make a huge difference.

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      36

      • Darcey Curley

        Darcey Curley

        Feb 17, 2020

      • Sean Davidson

        Sean Davidson

        Feb 2, 2020

        Big part of my childhood, excellent idea!

        £100.00

      • BHP

        BHP

        Aug 13, 2019

        Congratulations for the amazing fundraising you have already achieved!

        £100.00

      • Matt Kane

        Matt Kane

        Aug 6, 2019

        Well done for getting to the magic figure guys. Heres the proceeds from Sundays car boot!Matt, Suzanne and Finn x

        £100.00

      • Lifehouse Church

        Lifehouse Church

        Aug 5, 2019

        Great work guys, keep going and doing what you're doing!

        £596.00

      • Mani Hayer

        Mani Hayer

        Aug 1, 2019

        Great cause. 5 tickets for the raffle, twitter is ManiH59

        £5.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Aug 1, 2019

        My dad used to play in the Monkey Park 75 years ago. Let's keep it going!

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      Friends of Monkey Park

      Friends of Monkey Park

      Chesterfield

      The Friends of Monkey Park is a volunteer run community group aiming to bring local people together to improve and maintain Monkey Park. We're applying for £50,000 from Viridor Credits but need to raise £5,000 through donations, grants and fundraising events.

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