Outward bound centre upgrade

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BETTER facilities will be created at an eco-friendly Peak District outward bound centre to allow more children from Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley to visit.

Parson House, on Burbage Moor between Sheffield and Hathersage, has received £27,000 from the Peak District National Park Authority for the work.

The money will be used to enable the centre to upgrade its facilities. The building currently relies on water from a well, but will develop a rainwater harvesting system and also instal insulation, draught proofing and double glazing.

There are also plans to create two composting toilets.

Debbie Bell, who runs Parson House with husband, Gareth, said: “Being awarded this grant means the world to us. It will move us into the 21st century.”