Grant aids village play area

A £3,500 grant will help fund fun activities at the new children’s play area on Fell View in Caton.

The Community Spaces Sustainability Grant was awarded to the Caton with Littledale Play Park Action Group.

Planned activities include a teddy bear’s picnic, barbecue, ice cream sports event, outdoor gym sessions and Lights Alive, when the village Christmas tree is lit, and an Easter Egg Hunt. There will also be football and basketball training for children on the green.

Volunteers will be able to learn about the care and pruning of the new fruit trees, while he grant will also buy tools and an easy-erect gazebo. Parents, grandparents, and older children who want to become a Friend of the Play Park should call Chris Kynch on 01524 771744.