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Friends of Conduit Street Playing Fields

The group aims to revitalise Conduit Street playing fields by involving the community of Tintwistle in creating a new recreational space.

The group are delighted that we have been able to deliver a new playground and community space for Tintwistle. When we formed in September 2015, we anticipated that it would be a long hard slog to raise the necessary funds but the response to the project has been so overwhelmingly positive that it has all happened much faster than we ever thought it would.

After a rigorous tendering and selection process a design by Kompan Ltd, a well-known play equipment manufacturer with over 40 years’ experience, was declared the winner. The bid was selected following a strong performance in HPBC’s evaluation process which included a public consultation held at Tintwistle Primary School. The design offers an exciting and innovative play space for children from 0 to 12 years.

We as a group are both humbled and proud by the way Tintwistle residents, visitors and local community groups have come together to support the project. We must also thank HPBC, without whom this project would not have been possible, High Peak Community Voluntary Service whose guidance and expertise have been invaluable and a special thank you to the Children of Tintwistle School who have been so involved in the design from the very start.

The project has been funded by Veolia Environmental Trust, Tesco Bags of Help and HPBC.

The grand opening of the new site took place on the 19th August 2017. This was a huge celebration with live music, good food, various entertainments as well as representations from other local community groups and businesses. It provided an opportunity to say thank you to all the residents and groups who have so generously donated money and time to the cause.

The group are keen that the project should not end with the construction of the new playground. A series of events will be run throughout the year (and in future years) to encourage the use of the site as a community space. Additional funding is being sought to upgrade the existing paths to and from the site and to pay for additional seating and landscaping. 

If you would like to know more about the project of want to get involved then  email friendsofconduitstreet@hotmail.com or visit our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/friendsofconduitstreet/

People can support the project at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/FriendsofConduitStreet

   
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