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Community group raise £250k towards children’s play park in Seven Kings

07:00 17 June 2014

The registed charity Vicarge Lane Play Park have been working for seven years to try and get a play area built for children in the area of Vicarge Lane and Benton Road. (from left to right) David Dwomoh 12, Eddie Drayton (Trustee and Local resident), Alex Lleshi 10, Roger Backhouse (Secutary of Play park), Serena Cosme 10 and Shohreh Dwomoh 10.

The registed charity Vicarge Lane Play Park have been working for seven years to try and get a play area built for children in the area of Vicarge Lane and Benton Road. (from left to right) David Dwomoh 12, Eddie Drayton (Trustee and Local resident), Alex Lleshi 10, Roger Backhouse (Secutary of Play park), Serena Cosme 10 and Shohreh Dwomoh 10.

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A long-awaited sports facility and playground for children is finally set to become a reality.

Work has begun on a play area in Benton Road, Seven Kings, after seven years of fundraising by the Vicarage Lane Play Park group.

The members have raised approximately £250,000 so far through campaigning and receiving support from organisations such as Redbridge Council, Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure and Sport England.

Bill Whiston, 65, chair of the park group, said: “It is great that it is starting now. It has taken us a long time to get here, but it is finally happening and it is really good.”

The money will be used towards phase one of the scheme - a car park and a floodlit multi-use games area, which will be used for sports such as football, netball and basketball.

Read the full story in this week’s paper, out on Thursday.

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