Photographer – Sergeant Gary Kendall RLC
Pictured – Children from Temple Herdewyke School, (centre) Councillor Izzi Seccombe,(Left) Gill Thomas and (centre rear) Lt Col Mike Dempsey
PLAY PARK OPENED THANKS TO MILITARY AND CIVILIAN COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROJECT
A derelict play park given a new lease of life was officially opened today (THURS 29 JAN) in the village of Temple Herdewyke as wintry showers abated allowing excited local school children from military and civilian communities to take to the swings and roundabouts for the very first time.
The play park, close to the Defence Munitions base at Kineton, Warks, has been given a complete makeover, thanks to a ground breaking community partnership project between military and civilian communities in the area.
The park in the village, which is used by both military and civilian families, has been completely remodelled and was opened by Councillor Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council, following this community collaboration between residents, the local Army Welfare organisation, Warwickshire County Council and funding of £60,000 from the West Midlands Armed Forces Community Covenant scheme and £15,000 from The Felix Fund, (The Bomb Disposal charity).
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