Sheffield community celebrates launch of new tenants and residents association in Sheffield

Cllr Harry Harpham joins in the fun making leaf flags.''Over 70 members of the local community got together last week to celebrate the launch of a newly revamped playground at Randall Place.' 'The day also marked the first community event of the newly formed Leverton and Thorpe Tenants and Residents Association (TARA). Previously the Leverton area had a TARA but Thorpe had none, the new TARA has been formed to provide better representation for the whole area.
Cllr Harry Harpham joins in the fun making leaf flags.''Over 70 members of the local community got together last week to celebrate the launch of a newly revamped playground at Randall Place.' 'The day also marked the first community event of the newly formed Leverton and Thorpe Tenants and Residents Association (TARA). Previously the Leverton area had a TARA but Thorpe had none, the new TARA has been formed to provide better representation for the whole area.
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Over 70 members of a Sheffield community got together to celebrate the launch of a new tenants and residents association and the revamp of a children’s playground.

It was the first community event organised by the newly formed Leverton and Thorpe TARA in the Highfield area of Sheffield.

Supported by Sheffield Council and Sheffield Wildlife Trust, a programme of activities was organised for youngsters, including making flags from leaves.

There was also a bouncy castle.

The event was held on a playground recently upgraded after local residents suggested ideas for improvements.

The improvements to the playground are part of the Big Lottery funded Living with Nature programme, run by Sheffield Council and the Wildlife Trust.

Working with local communities it aims to improve the value and biodiversity of green spaces on Sheffield council estates.

Lily McCall, Chairman of Leverton and Thorpe TARA, said: “The work undertaken has made a real difference to the playground and I was glad that so many people came along.

“The event also proved really useful in talking to local residents about further improvements they want made. We’ve got lots of exciting plans for the future including a mural, hedge and planting 500 daffodil bulbs.”

Councillor Harry Harpham, Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods, attended the event.

He said: “It was fantastic to see the children having fun and to see how ideas and commitment from the local residents can make such improvements to the park.”