It is with great pleasure that we can announce the official opening of the new play area at Gordon Road on Saturday 22nd December. Waterside Community Association (WCA) started the process of raising funds to refurbish the previously run down play area following requests from local residents. The play area has been designed especially with younger children in mind, who find the equipment too difficult to use at the Moor Road play area. The WCA was delighted that the Town Mayor was able to open the facility, despite the rain!
Working with local Councillors, Peter Hudson and Nik Stewert, the WCA successfully raised 60% of the funds needed to refurbish the play area and gratefully acknowledge the support from the Big Lottery (£10,000 grant) and Paradigm Housing Association (£5,000 grant). The remaining funding was secured from Chesham Town Council.
The photo shows the new play area and also the Chairman, Shane Willmoth with the Town Mayor and also a fellow WCA Committee member and local Minister for Christ Church Waterside, Sylvester Liyanage.