Exciting plans for a new play area at Siblyback Lake

We’re passionate about providing children and their families with the opportunities to play and explore outdoors together. Some of the best childhood memories are made in our beautiful countryside and we are delighted to announce that we have secured funding to provide for a brand new play area at Siblyback Lake.

Forming part of the charity’s Play and Explore campaign, the new play area will enable friends and families to enjoy spending time outdoors at the moorland lake near Liskeard.
Funding has successfully been secured from SITA Cornwall Trust and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development as a LEADER project via the Atlantic and Moor Local Action Group to deliver the plans for play at the lake.

Neil Reeves Head of Countryside for South West Lakes Trust said “We want children to enjoy visiting the lakes and realise that a great play area is key to enabling and encouraging them and their families to get outdoors. The new play facilities at Siblyback Lake will be a fantastic addition to the site, providing a great experience for our family visitors. We really hope that more people will benefit from being outdoors at Siblyback and will visit regularly to enjoy a walk or a cycle as well as to play and create happy outdoor memories.”

He went on to say “We are so pleased to have secured two key funders along with support from South West Water to deliver this exciting project. To keep up-to-date with progress follow our Facebook page SW Lakes or Twitter @swlakes.”

SITA Cornwall Trust provides funding through the Landfill Communities Fund. Funding is available for community and environmental groups to carry out a range of improvement projects and has committed £35,000 to the Siblyback project.

Spokesperson for SITA Cornwall Trust, Wendy Reading said “We are delighted to support the Siblyback Lake Play area.  The Trust (SITA Cornwall) hopes that this project will encourage children to socialise and play outdoors in these increasingly sedentary times, thereby promoting social cohesion for the whole family.

Jon Teague, Project Coordinator for Atlantic & Moor Local Action Group (AMLAG) said “The AMLAG were pleased to support this project with just under £34,500 as not only does it encourage outdoor play and an appreciation for the environment, but it also provides economic benefit by attracting more visitors that may choose to enjoy local produce from the on-site café, hire a bike or participate in some of the other activities at Siblyback Lake.” 

We will now be working to deliver the new facilities with our chosen contractor Timberplay and, all being well, it will be open for the May Half Term holiday. Further details and the plans can be viewed here.

 

 

 

 

 

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