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Students help to build Parkland play area

The new playground at Parklands in Chichester is nearly ready SUS-140813-102144001

The new playground at Parklands in Chichester is nearly ready SUS-140813-102144001

A STUDENT society is striving to build a new playground for children in Parklands.

Chichester College’s student enterprise society, Xpress Yourself, is working to raise £20,000 to complete the Big Build project.

“This project has been a lot of hard work, but all the hours put in are finally starting to pay off,” said Lianne Grogen, project co-ordinator and lecturer at Chichester College.

“Very few of the Parklands residents have gardens, but thanks to the donation of some unused land by Hyde Housing, the determination of Chichester College students and sponsorship from local businesses, the new playground will provide a much-needed resource for children and their parents.

“We have managed to source great items including a slide, climbing frame and tree seat made by the college’s carpentry students, while creating space for parents to meet and relax.”

Businesses around the Observer area have been invited to sponsor the playground, and each company’s name will be displaying in the park.

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants is the first company to sponsor the Parklands Big Build project.

Martyn Beck, depot manager, said: “At Covers, family is incredibly important and we understand how important it is to spend precious moments together, especially outdoors. The playground is a superb idea and we are proud to be a part of the project.”

 

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