An exciting and much-needed new playground has opened at Merton Village Hall, Okehampton, for children in the village and its surrounding areas, thanks to an £18,000 grant from the Coastal Recycling Community Fund.

The official opening ceremony was held on Saturday 17th June, with Lady Clinton, of Clinton Devon Estates performing the official opening. Monies for phase one of the new playground were provided by Coastal Recycling and by the Big Lottery Fund which gave £10,000 through its Awards for All fund.

Additional financial support and donations were provided by Merton Moncks, Lord Clinton’s Charitable Trust, and many other generous supporters from the Village. Advice, support and donations were also given by J & J Sharpe, Eagle Plant Hire and TT(Barnstaple).

Find out more about the Coastal Recycling Community Fund