The play area at Limes Farm has been brightened up by 2 eye-catching rainbow paths for children to hop skip and jump along.
Funding from the BBC
Funding for the work came from a production company using Limes Farm as a location for a BBC film shoot last summer. The community was consulted on how the money should be spent and came up with this colourful idea.
Delivered by Epping Forest District Council’s Community, Culture and Wellbeing team alongside the Estate and Land Management team the rainbow paths have provided a new focus for the play area.
Legacy to the NHS
Councillor Aniket Patel, Cabinet member for Communities said:
Funding from the BBC enabled this project to take place and it’s something the residents were really keen to see happen as a legacy to the NHS and key workers who supported the community during lockdown.
Councillor Holly Whitbread, Cabinet member for Housing arranged for the money to be ring-fenced for Limes Farm projects. She said:
This was a perfect opportunity to use the additional funding for projects that would benefit the whole community of Limes Farm. The rainbow paths are a colourful legacy that will endure for many years to come.
The money funded a range of initiatives on the estate:
- Christmas lights
- Kids craft camp
- Hall hire for two years to bring a youth club back to the estate
- 18 weeks of football coaching for children on the estate
- Football coaching for six adults to keep football going once the 18 weeks expire
- Money was also given to the Residents Group to help with their Jubilee Community Event
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