New facilities for Chatteris opened by the Mayor on his last day in office

PUBLISHED: 17:11 01 May 2012

New playground opened at Furrowfields in Chatteris by local and FDC councillors and officials. Mayor of Chatteris, Cllr Peter Murphy shoots for goal at L-R Mark Wedge (FDC) Rosemary Stimson (Chatteris Town Council), Cllr Chris Howes (Chatteris Town Council),  Cllr Alan Melton (FDC leader), Bob Ollier (Parks and Open Spaces manager),  Kevin Wilkins (FDC Horticultural officer).

New playground opened at Furrowfields in Chatteris by local and FDC councillors and officials. Mayor of Chatteris, Cllr Peter Murphy shoots for goal at L-R Mark Wedge (FDC) Rosemary Stimson (Chatteris Town Council), Cllr Chris Howes (Chatteris Town Council), Cllr Alan Melton (FDC leader), Bob Ollier (Parks and Open Spaces manager), Kevin Wilkins (FDC Horticultural officer).

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THE Mayor of Chatteris was on target when he celebrated his last day in office today, by officially opening £60,000 worth of new facilities in the town.

Cllr Peter Murphy opened both the new multi use games area at Furrowfields, and an extension to the existing play area next door, after contractors battled against the wet weather to get the work completed on time.

The 19.5 metre long MUGA includes chevron open goals, two cricket wickets, and basketball hoops; it has a tarmacadum base and an entrance pathway.

Alongside, the new play equipment includes a flexi-swing with a basket seat, a springy surf rider, a four metre wide activity net, and a new bench seat, all fixed on to a safety surface.

Cllr Murphy is Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder responsible for the environment. Funds for the £59,805 project came from Section 106 funding, money given to the council by developers to improve local facilities.


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