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New national lottery funded playground opened in Carbrooke

PUBLISHED: 10:37 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:37 06 November 2017

Carbrooke school children came out for the official opening of the new play area in the village. Picture: Ian Burt

Carbrooke school children came out for the official opening of the new play area in the village. Picture: Ian Burt

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A new children’s playground, funded by a grant from the National Lottery, has been opened in Carbrooke.

Local school children at the official opening of the new play area in Carbrooke. Picture: Ian BurtLocal school children at the official opening of the new play area in Carbrooke. Picture: Ian Burt

The playground, on Millenium Green, Church Street, received a grant of £10,000 from the fund.

The official opening took place at the newly built play area on November 3, at 2pm.

The event was attended by Carbrook parish council chairman, Phil Sampher, who cut the ribbon to open the play area, accompanied by local school children.

Also in attendance at the opening were the playground committee, and the Reverend Jane Atkins, who blessed the playground during the opening ceremony.

The new play area in Carbrooke is blessed by Revd Jane Atkins. Picture: Ian BurtThe new play area in Carbrooke is blessed by Revd Jane Atkins. Picture: Ian Burt

Carbrooke’s Millennium Green, was established in 2000. It is a 10-acre space of wildlife, trees and flowers, with a maze, pond, and theatre, in addition to the play area.

National Lottery money is awarded by independent organisations. Projects must apply for funding in order to be considered for a grant.

Carbrooke school children came out for the official opening of the new play area in the village. Picture: Ian BurtCarbrooke school children came out for the official opening of the new play area in the village. Picture: Ian Burt

Phil Sampher officially opening the new play area in Carbrooke. Picture: Ian BurtPhil Sampher officially opening the new play area in Carbrooke. Picture: Ian Burt

Local school children at the official opening of the new play area in Carbrooke. Picture: Ian BurtLocal school children at the official opening of the new play area in Carbrooke. Picture: Ian Burt

The official opening of the new play area in Carbrooke. Picture: Ian BurtThe official opening of the new play area in Carbrooke. Picture: Ian Burt

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