The children of Swiss Valley have been rewarded with an up-to-the-minute play area. The scheme to regenerate the dilapidated play area was completed last week by HAGS-SMP at a cost of almost £81,000. The play are has been filled to capacity since it was handed back to Llanelli Rural Council by the contractor.
The Leader of Llanelli Rural Council, Cllr. Carol Rees, said ‘the two community consultation events that we held at Swiss Valley earlier in the year led to this exciting project. The community was given an opportunity to inform the Council of its wishes for the play area and a further opportunity to vote for its preferred scheme. The Council took the views on board when considering the quotations received. This demonstrates the importance Llanelli Rural Council places on community participation when deciding upon capital schemes.’
Pictured are Jack Morgan and Leon Cruichshak both age 8, shortly to be Year 4 pupils of Swiss Valley School, are seen enjoying themselves on the Roty Inclusive Roundabout.
The scheme was supported by funding from The Veolia Environmental Trust to the value of £35,960 and CWM Environmental Limited by £15,000. Both grants were awarded via the Landfill Communities Fund.
The Executive Director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, added ‘It is great to hear that this fantastic new play area is now complete. Play areas provide young people with loads of opportunities to meet up, have fun and exercise outdoors and for free. This one is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund helps fund the creation of vital play spaces across England and Wales’.
For further information, please contact:
Llanelli Rural Council Deputy Clerk (Administration), Mrs Wendy Evans on 01554 774103
18 August, 2015.
The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling Landfill Operators (LOs) to contribute money to organisations enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies (EBs). EBs use this funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites. LOs are able to claim a credit (currently 5.7%) against their landfill tax liability for 90% of the contributions they make.
Since its inception in 1996, over £1.3bn billion has been spent on more than 51,000 projects across the UK. For further information, please visit www.entrust.org.uk or see HMRC’s general guide to Landfill Tax.
The Veolia Environmental Trust has been supporting community and environmental projects through the Landfill Communities Fund for 18 years. Since we were established in 1997, Veolia has supported us by contributions of over £63 million to 1951 projects.
We have helped fund a diverse range of projects, including the repair of woodland footpaths, the renovation of community halls and the installation of playgrounds and play areas. For more information, or to find out how to apply for funding, visit our website www.veoliatrust.org.
CWM Environmental Limited’s (CWM’s) goal is to increase the amount of reuse, recycling and recovery from all waste streams which are disposed at Nantycaws Landfill Site, Household Waste Recycling Centres, Transfer Stations and the Materials Recycling Facility where CWM manages your materials in Carmarthenshire.
In 2007, the CWM Community and Environmental Fund was established, enabling CWM to work in partnership with GrantScape, who are an enrolled Environmental Body under the LCF. This grant programme supports projects in Carmarthenshire delivering significant environmental benefits, creating local jobs, and improving the lives of communities living near landfill sites by providing new and better amenities. Since its launch, the Fund has provided over £2 million to more than 100 deserving projects across Carmarthenshire.
For full details, please see: http://grantscape.org.uk/