Nettleham Parish Council owns and manages three play areas within the village and has been conscious for some time that no new play equipment had been installed at any of the sites.
Last September the Council received an approach from a youngster in the village who suggested that a small roundabout (called a Sputnik) would be a useful addition to the play area at Bill Bailey’s playing field.
After consideration by the Property Committee and the full Council, funds were allocated in the 2010/11 budget for the equipment, and this has recently been installed at a total cost of £4,800.
The equipment will be formally opened at today at half past two by Joseph Shaw, the youngster who made the original suggestion. His school (Nettleham Infant School) has been very supportive and have agreed that the whole class can attend this event.
The ceremony will also be attended by The Chairman of the Property Committee and other Councillors.