Hello, we are Friends of Montgomery Play Park and since early 2020 we have been working closely with Montgomery Town Council (who are responsible for the town’s parks), to bring new play park provision to the town for residents, locals and visitors. We are a small team of local parents who, on behalf of the wider community, wanted to make this happen. So what have we done to date?
The old play park at Tan y Mur remains in place until funds can be raised to change the use (Montgomery Town Council are in charge of this). This area contains the dragon tyres, a much loved feature that has been in place for over 40 years and one that the Friends hope to replicate in the new park once more funds have been raised.
In developing the new park the community were asked how they felt about the play park provision in Montgomery and feedback clearly demonstrated a need and that any new provision should allow for ‘adventure’, be ‘interactive’, have ‘more green space’, provide ‘interesting equipment’ and allow for ‘imagination’. With this in mind, the long term development is to ensure that there is a variety of things to do, be inclusive for all, allow for physical, sensory and collaborative or independent play while offering spaces for rest and conversation and of course make sure that safety is paramount.
The Friends and Montgomery Town Council have raised the funds to date through grants and community fundraisers, focused crowdfunding appeals, generous donations and much support from local individuals and businesses. We thank everyone who has helped us to deliver the park and a full list of thank you’s is below
So now we are on a roll and have lots more to do, if you would like to help and can give us a donation please follow the link below.
Awards for All: £10,000
People’s Postcode Lottery: £2000
Montgomery Community Care Project: £5161
A number of community fundraisers have also taken place over the years, alongside focused crowdfunding appeals and support from local businesses.
These, plus a generous cash donation have led us to raise over £35,000 towards the project which will deliver a number of key items in the new play park very soon. Details to follow.
There is still more to do, contact us through our facebook page if you would like to make a donation to support the project
A number of community fundraisers have also taken place including Christmas raffles, an ongoing 100 square Club and wonderful Scarecrow Trail and Competition. We have approached local and relevant businesses and organisations to offer their support while also launching an online Localgiving appeal. Updates of our fundraising efforts will feature in our Facebook Page and News section here.
To find out more and how you can help us, please visit our facebook page
Friends of Montgomery Play Park and Montgomery Town Council would like to thank everyone who has generously supported us over the last three years, we couldn't have done it without you!
This work has been made possible from;
Awards from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery*; The National Lottery Community Fund; Montgomery Community Care Project
Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Friends of Montgomery Play Park has received £2000 from the Trust towards the delivery of a brand new play park for the town.
Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.