20 Aug 2013

Isis Communities Board members unveil new play structure at Thornbury Rise

Representatives from GreenSquare and Banbury Town Council officially unveiled a new play structure installed in the playground at Thornbury Rise in Banbury recently.

The new children’s swing has been funded by GreenSquare in partnership with Banbury Town Council. Simon Isted, Chair of the GreenSquare Isis Communities Board and Communities Board member, Eleanor Thompson were joined by the former Mayor of Banbury, Councillor Tony Ilott to cut the ribbon and declare the play structure officially ready for use.

Following an audit of the local play areas, which was requested by GreenSquare’s Resident Inspectors, GreenSquare donated £5,000 for the new swing from its Estate Improvement Fund grant, and the Council donated the other £5,000 needed.

Richard Grant, Community Involvement Officer at GreenSquare, said: “We were delighted to work in partnership with Banbury Town Council to install this new swing. Through our Estate Improvement Fund, we aim to fund projects that will have a positive effect on the communities where our residents live. The installation of the swing will help to greatly improve the playground, which was identified as most in need of attention in our Audit of Play Areas.”

For more information about GreenSquare’s Estate Improvement Fund, please contact Richard Grant on 01865 782573.