Councillors fund new Stafford School Trim Trail

Children at Stafford School will soon have their broken play equipment repaired, thanks to funding from St Anthony’s ward councillors.

The school approached Councillors David Tutt, Dean Sabri and Gill Mattock to request £3,190 to upgrade their Trim Trail. The money comes from the devolved budget funding stream, which is set aside to benefit community projects.

The part of the outdoor play area known as the Trim Trail gives children an opportunity to balance on logs, hang from high bars and test their skills through other exciting activities.

Improvements will include replacing a rope bridge, new posts, cross beams and rubber surfaces.

Councillor Tutt said: “It’s more important than ever that children are encouraged to keep active and have fun when they’re outdoors, so we were happy to use the devolved budget to get the Trim Trail up and running again.”

Mike Walton, Head of School, said: “The Trim Trail is a very popular part of our playground which had unfortunately fallen in to disrepair. Physical activity is vital to support both the physical and mental wellbeing of our pupils so we were all absolutely delighted when our local councillors agreed to fund the repairs. The children are really looking forward to using the Trim Trail again.”

Councillors in each Eastbourne ward are given £10,000 for this type of community project. If you would like to apply for funding, please contact your local councillor. Details can be found on Eastbourne Borough Council’s website. 

Published on 19 March, 2019