Brentor villagers came together last Saturday (socially distanced) to celebrate the latest installment of the Village Hall and Playing Field Committee’s renovation project at the playing field. A new compost toilet with disabled access ( known as a WooWoo!) and a variety of new seating joins the new shelter which was erected last autumn. After years of little use due to a lack of facilities, a determined group of local people have continued to fund raise during lock down.
- Thanks to a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery Communities Fund they were able to install the compost toilet in March.
- A £6,000 grant from the Postcode Lottery has provided new seating for 60 people which will enable community events to be held on the playing field.
- A £2,500 grant from Devon County Council and money from the Lottery celebration fund has financed a path to make access easier to the shelter, seating, and toilet.
“ It has made all the difference to be able to come up to the field and spend the day here , knowing there is a toilet and shelter” said Clare Percival. The next stage of the restoration project is to raise funds for an adventure trail, which they hope to install next year. A special thank you should go to Will Walker-Smith, Margaret Calder, Anna Percival and Clare Percival for all their continued hard work and fundraising.