Funding Approved for New Playground in Cop Meadow

Funding Approved for New Playground in Cop Meadow

Children in Sutton are set to get a new or improved playground thanks to a £48,690.43 project grant towards our costs from funding body WREN.

The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to buy play equipment at the Cop Meadow in Sutton.

Sarah Giller, Parish Clerk at Sutton Parish Council, believes that the facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area.

She says: “This project will provide a real boost to the children of Sutton and surrounding area. It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded this money to the Parish Council, Cheshire East Council and Ansa Environmental Services Ltd and we are really looking forward to our project taking shape over the coming months”

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Richard Smith, WREN’s grant manager for Cheshire, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Cop Meadow Play Area project and pleased our funding will provide such a fantastic facility for children and young families across Sutton. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”


Media information:

For further press information please contact Sarah Giller, suttonparish@aol.com.

Notes to editors:

  • Sutton Parish Council is Parish Council to a community of about 2500 people on the outskirts of the former silk town of Macclesfield.
  • WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, WREN has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site. For more information please visit www.wren.org.uk

  • FCC Environment is the leading UK waste and resource management company and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business. Its vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future. It employs 2,400 people and operates more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales. FCC Environment donates the LCF tax credits that are generated by its operations to WREN, in order to add value to the environmental and social infrastructure of the communities around landfill sites. www.fccenvironment.co.uk

  • The Landfill Communities Fund – any waste that is discarded which cannot be reused, reprocessed or recycled may ultimately be disposed of in a landfill site. To encourage the re-use, recycle and recovery of more value from waste and use more environmentally friendly methods of waste disposal, Landfill Tax is charged on each tonne of waste sent to landfill. Landfill Operators (LOs) are able to redirect a small proportion of landfill tax liability (currently 6.8%) to support a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of their landfill sites through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). The LCF is regulated by ENTRUST on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs, and the projects are delivered by enrolled Environmental bodies (EBs). Since its inception in 1996, over £1 billion has been spent on more than 32,000 projects across the UK. For further information, please visit www.entrust.org.uk or see HMRC’s general guide to Landfill Tax or see HMRC’s general guide to Landfill Tax.

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