And another lovely testimonial! This time from Stephen Martlew:
“As landscape architects on the project, we enjoyed a good constructive relationship in terms of fundraising and project management with Martin and the team. We would recommend Proffitts to other organisations”
A lovely testimonial from Graham Halliwell, upon completion of the project 🙂
“We are very happy that we were put in contact with Martin Proffit to help us raise funds for a play area on Copperas Fields. We had become quite disheartened as we had been applying for funding and never achieved larger amounts. We are so happy to had had Martin and his team on board. The play area will be a great asset to this part of Droylsden and will be used by people close by and further afield. Thank you for helping us to make a positive change for the area. It delivered everything that was expected!”
Friends of Copperas Fields have been applying the finishing touches to the newly constructed ‘Natural Play Area’. With the help of the local school, ‘Fairfield Primary ‘and leader of the Council (Kieran Quinn), over 600 bulbs were planted to celebrate the completion of the project.
Linda attended the event on behalf of Proffitts and said “ The children had a great time – they loved the play area. There were lots of people there for the event and I think local residents will love it! Roll on spring!”
Photos taken from the latest site visit. Great progress is being made despite the weather and the site has come on leaps and bounds. The contractors are happy with the work so far, as well as the contract manager, Steve Martlew. The site will be completed fairly shortly (21st November – fingers crossed!) Thanks for everyone’s patience recently, including the local residents and the funders. Hope to see you at one of the up and coming events.
Work is well underway at Copperas Field 🙂
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and the Friends of Copperas Field are celebrating the news that they have received a fantastic funding boost for a major project on Copperas Field, Droylsden.
Funding for the work is being provided by SITA Trust, who awarded a grant of £25,000, and Biffa Award who provided a grant of £50,000. The funding has been made available from the Landfill Communities Fund and will be used to provide a new nature zone aimed at children 8 years and younger creating opportunities for natural play.
To read more click on the link here Copperas Field – Update – 30.9.14
2 April 2014
Friends of Copperas Field will be hosting a fun day on Saturday 24 May between 2pm – 5pm on Copperas Field. There will a DJ/Compere and they are hoping to have some young talented people to sing or play instruments, a Tae-kwon-do demonstration, a Street Dancing demonstration, Cheerleaders, Elite Extreme Acrobats, mini children’s rides, inflatable slide and trampolines! There will also be a Sherbet Sands and fudge stall, face painting, non permanent tattoos for the children, a tuck shop, a tombola stall, a jewellery stall and a variety of craft stalls. The event will be officially opened by either the Leader of the Council Councillor Kieran Quinn or Councillor Sue Quinn. More details will follow as they are confirmed – we’ll keep you posted here on behalf of the Friends of Copperas Field
20 March 2014
We have finally secured the funds required to introduce a new natural play area onto Copperas Fields. The design is yet to be finalised but it will be a great place for children and families to play and relax over the summer. Watch this space for further info on timescales and design. Big big thanks to the funders Tameside Borough Council, Biffa and Sita Trust!
19 September 2013
It’s been a long wait, but we are delighted to announce that we have helped to secure a massive £75,000 towards this project! £50,000 from Biffa and £25,000 from SITA Fields in Trust and Queen Elizabeth II Fields in Trust. Thank you so much. Development of this area is going to have an instrumental effect on the local community and we are proud to be a part of the journey. It doesn’t stop there though as we are going to contact Sport England for the remaining funds. We’ll keep you posted on any more news!
Bids have been sent in to Biffa Award and Queen Elizabeth Fields in Trust. Cross everything!
Working in partnership with Tameside Borough Council and Friends of Copperas Fields the aim of this project is to completely transform a derelict, underused and boggy open space into a versatile, accessible, green recreation area. Ultimately we will be helping to provide a Multi Use Games Area for young people to play informal sport, provide a natural play area aimed at children aged 8 and under, and encourage positive use of the MUGA through initial organised activities. Funding will also enable us to develop better access, a soft landscape, signage, benches, bins and an entrance path.