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A small village in Hambleton whose playground equipment needed a helping hand to repair and restore it, has been helped by a council grant.

The village playground in Huby near Easingwold which is looked after by a volunteer committee was not only was damaged but a recent inspection by ROSPA also showed that some of the equipment needed to be repaired or replaced to meet safety requirements.

The cash from Hambleton District Council’s Small Grant Scheme enabled new swing supports to be bought as well as a new sandpit, sand and toys to fill it. (pictured with some of the children from the village.

“The playground is looking much smarter and more inviting,” said Rachel Marshall on behalf of Huby Playground Appeal Committee.

“It provides a very valuable facility for the parents, carers and children in our village and encourages the children to spend time outside.  It is a great meeting place and promotes social interaction.  We hope that by maintaining it to a decent standard then it will encourage others to care for it and help reduce incidents of vandalism and littering.  We owe a big thanks to the district council.”

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