Gainsborough’s local community will benefit following the opening of a renewed and revitalised play area on the Levellings.

The Sir Hickman Bacon Memorial Park is now up and running following its official opening attended by Council Leader Cllr Richard Craig with councillors from both West Lindsey District Council and Gainsborough Town Council at the facility on Love Lane on Friday 11th August.

Included is a redeveloped junior play area with swings, slide and roundabout and an improved teen area containing popular climbing and skate equipment, all now available at this new facility that was funded by a £100,000 grant from FCC Communities Foundation as well as £8,000 from West Lindsey District Council.

Cllr Richard Craig, Leader of Gainsborough Town Council is delighted that the project is now in use.

He says: “This vital facility is going to make a real difference to those who use it, as well as the wider Gainsborough community. We are extremely grateful to FCC Communities Foundation for providing funding as we would not have been able to go ahead without its support.”

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Cheryl Raynor, Grant Manager at FCC Communities Foundation said “We are delighted to have supported the Council in bringing this project to fruition. This is an exciting project which includes some challenging pieces of equipment which I’m sure will be enjoyed by local children. For more information about FCC Communities Foundation funding visit

Cllr Mandy Snee, ward member for West Lindsey District Council said: “I am delighted to see the park is now officially open for local children and families to enjoy this summer. We hope people will be able to enjoy the park for many years to come.”

The Sir Hickman Bacon Memorial Park (Levellings) on Love Lane now has a dedicated space for infants/juniors and teens, in addition to a fitness area, giving locals the basis for a community exercise hub, and an interactive and engaging outdoor area for virtually all ages.

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