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Braddan Commissioners receive funding for inclusive play area

The new park will be located at the leisure centre in Strang

Braddan Commissioners has received a grant from the Manx Lottery Trust for an 'inclusive' play area at its new leisure centre. 

The £50,000 will help pay for equipment designed for children and young people with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Clerk of the commissioners, Colin Whiteway says the area will be 'vital' for helping improve children's health and wellness.  

He said: ‘The new community centre is an exciting project and one that has been in the pipeline for more than 10 years, so it’s wonderful to see it all coming together!

‘Its purpose is to provide a space for everyone to enjoy and improve their health and fitness and the addition of a children’s playground is a vital part of that for younger generations.

‘Thank you to the Manx Lottery Trust for enabling us to purchase the playground equipment, which will encourage the younger members of our community to be active.’

Stephen Turner, Chairman of Manx Lottery Trust, said: ‘The new Braddan community centre will be a hugely beneficial asset to Braddan and the whole Island, and we look forward to seeing the build and eventual launch of the playground, which we hope will provide enjoyment to young people for years to come.’

The community centre in Strang, is due to open this Autumn.

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