In case you missed it – which you might well have done, given that a press release went out on Christmas Eve – Redbridge Council has agreed to give Â£20,000 to the fundraising for the playground on Christchurch green. There areÂ more details hereÂ but it’s looking very much like the fundraising will meet its target which will be cause for some celebration and civic pride. Swings and roundabouts.
UPDATE: Wanstead Playground Association’s Nicola Jarratt writes: “The council’s commitment to bring our total raised to Â£80,000 (which currently equates to a 17.5k donation) is much appreciated. It unlocks an further Â£10,000 grant from the Hedley Foundation which was contingent on us raising Â£80,000. We are therefore guaranteed to reach the amazing figure of Â£90,000. We’re still working hard to raise the additional 18k to reach our final target, but Wanstead is guaranteed a fantastic new playground next year which is wonderful news.”