A play area is to be revamped thanks to a £10,000 grant awarded to a Tenants and Residents Association in Sheffield.
St Stephen’s Tenants and Residents Association was awarded the ‘Biffa Award’ from the multi-million pound Landfill Communities Fund, which pays for community and environmental projects in areas near landfill sites.
The play site on Jericho Street, Netherthorpe, has become run down over recent years, with some of the play equipment in a bad state of repair.
Cash awarded to the Netherthorpe Play Hub project, will restore play equipment and pay for a new seating area, which will double up as an informal play feature with boulders to step and jump between.
The seating will also form an amphitheatre that will be used as an outdoor classroom by a group from Netherthorpe Primary School.
Christine Naylor, a committee member of St Stephen’s Tenants and Residents Association, said: “The area has been in need of some form of development and the Biffa Award grant will bring it to fruition. “Although it is only a small play area, hopefully parents with small children will have a safer environment to enjoy the facilities provided.
“The children from the local school are planting and maintaining some raised flower beds on site.”
Gillian French, the Biffa Award programme manager, said: “We’re pleased to support this recreation project by St Stephen’s Tenants and Residents Association.
“It is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can help improve local spaces for the community.”
The Landfill Communities Fund is a tax credit scheme enabling landfill site operators to donate money to pay for environmental projects.