Broughton Parish Council were awarded £6,000 towards the cost of installing approx. 30m of suitable 4.5m ‘stopball’ fencing and posts to prevent stray balls landing in the playground part of the Welfare Field.
The field is a large open space between Great and Little Broughton and is used for unsupervised rugby and football games and occasional village club matches. The fencing will provide safety and reassurance and result in the greater use of the facilities.
“The completed fencing is now fully operational just in time for the half term holidays to help protect the youngsters in the playground from balls kicked from the main Welfare Field. Some of the damaged areas need reseeding but the fencing now ensures young children can play safely from the present and for many years to come.”
“Thank you to the Allerdale GDF Community Partnership for the Community Investment Funding that provides the adults peace of mind and the children freedom to play in safety whichever play area they are using.”
– Sue Hannah, Broughton Parish Council