Following the consultation carried out last year, the WAPFT has been working hard to secure funding for the proposal. So far we have secured £7,000 from our two Parish Councils, and should be due to receive a minimum of £30k from the Section 106 contribution as a result of Abbey Lane development. We are fighting hard to secure this and additional monies from the development not necessarily earmarked for the Playing Field and Pavilion Project, but which would nevertheless be well spent in our two villages as oppose to Bingham and other parts of Rushcliffe.
The consultation showed strong support (over 75%) from the residents that responded, which equated to almost a fifth of households in Aslockton and Whatton combined. In addition the consultation also showed strong support for investment in the children’s play area, which wasn’t part of the consultation. Following changes in the officer positions within the Trust we are now actively pursuing a playground project as part of our efforts to improve the playing field facilities. We are also looking into local fundraising in the form of fun runs and activities by our local sports clubs.
Nevertheless there are distinct challenges in raising this money in the current climate with limited funding available for areas like ours. We would encourage any local residents with ideas to get involved in supporting the project.