At a meeting of North Devon Council’s Strategy and Resources Committee on 3 February, councillors agreed to allocate over £21,000 of S106* funding for Berrynarbor. The funding will go towards improvements to community spaces in the village.
- £5,274 towards the refurbishment of Manor Hall
- £7,593 towards providing new play equipment at Manor Hall
- £9,074 towards providing new play equipment at the recreation field
Manor Hall will benefit from new windows and guttering which will further insulate the hall and lead to a warmer, improved space for the community to gather in. The play area will have old equipment replaced and additional new play apparatus will be installed.
The recreation field has been identified as an area which will benefit from new play equipment to encourage children and families to get outdoors, enjoy the natural surroundings and exercise.
Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor David Worden, says: “I am really pleased that we are able to help provide much needed public amenities through S106 funding. These type of projects allows the council to provide facilities which bring communities together.”
*Section 106 (S106) is money paid to the council by developers as part of the planning conditions of planning applications. The money can only be used for certain things, but is used primarily for public open space projects.