Funding Approved for New Play Equipment at Bill Bailey’s Memorial Playing Field

Young people in Nettleham are set to get new play equipment in Nettleham thanks to a £42,993 grant from FCC Communities Foundation.

The money will be used to buy and install new play equipment, primarily aimed at Junior School-aged children, within the centre of the village at Bill Bailey’s Playing Field on Scothern Road.

The Chairman of Nettleham Parish Council, Councillor John Evans believes the FCC Communities Foundation funding will make a huge difference to the facilities on offer to young people living in Nettleham. Councillor Evans said:

“This project will provide some exciting new play equipment for local young people to use, not currently available in Nettleham. It’s fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to seeing preparations for the installation of the new equipment commence over the next few months”.

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund. Cheryl Raynor, local Grant Manager commented:

“We are delighted to have supported the Bill Bailey’s Play Area Extension project. FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we look forward to work starting on site shortly”

For more information about FCC Communities Foundation funding contact Cheryl Raynor at or visit

Councillor Evans hopes the new equipment will be completed and ready for use before the end of the year.

During consultation undertaken by the Parish Council in 2016 residents identified a need for play equipment for older children. With a design brief of providing a variety of challenging and modern play equipment for older children, the equipment that has been selected is predominantly constructed from natural materials to fit in with the mature trees and shrubs already in place, at the site.