Fingers and toes were crossed last night by BIG (Blackford Improvement Group) supporters as Blackford Community Council discussed whether to award the group funds to improve the village play park. This funding was the final piece of the jigsaw that if awarded would mean a bigger and better play park could be built.
Blackford School Parent Council came up with the idea back in 2009 and it has been talked about since then. In 2015 I helped the newly formed BIG group carry out workshops with the whole school, so the children could decide what they wanted. This was followed up by a community questionnaire. Since then plans have been drawn up by Steven our Landscape Architect, discussed, revised and many funding applications completed by BIG.
Amazingly after much publicity by BIG, 70 people, including lots of children arrived at the Community Council meeting last night. After listening to a wonderful presentation from BIG, the Community Council voted to approve the funding application!
So now it’s full steam ahead to try and get the new play park built this year. Congratulations to BIG for all their hard work and dedication to the project!