Milton Keynes Council has agreed thousands of pounds funding for joint projects with local communities through its Parish Partnership Fund.
Councillor Liz Gifford, whose MKC Cabinet role covers parish partnerships, this week gave the go-ahead for a number of projects, including:
A major boost for sports and play area improvements in Heelands: £10k to joint fund physical play equipment mainly for adults and teenagers at the local sports centre, and 6k joint funding for Heelands Central Play area. This is a joint project with Bradwell Parish Council.
£3k towards a new ‘see-saw’ in Ashby Park, Eaglestone, to replace the current worn out one, working with Woughton Community Council
£5k joint funding with Shenley Brook End PC to replace double fire exit doors in the main hall off Emerson Valley Community Centre
“Parishes play an important role in helping to run local services and facilities and we are pleased to be able to support and work with them in that,” said Cllr Gifford.
The council input of just over £67k, together with the parishes’ own funding, and with support by WREN* brings the total funding to around £208k.