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New lease of life for green space in Paull

PAULL PARK: The new play park with its combine harvester play apparatus

ACTION: A digger gets to work on the site last october

  By Nicola Watson  
PLANS to renew communal green space in Paull have been brought to fruition thanks to Saltend based Vivergo Fuels. The renewables company, which was a City Partner for Hull City of Culture 2017, is supporting a project in the village to inject new life into a former playing field next to the River Humber. The total product, which is estimated to cost approximately £50,000, is being carried out in phases. Phase one for a multi-use park for visitors and residents of all ages began last October and has been completed. Now phase two is about to begin. Mark Chesworth, Vivergo Fuels managing director said: “We have close links to the communities surrounding our site including those in Paull and wanted to support them in renewing this green space, providing an enhanced facility for residents and visitors. The nature of the project also illustrates our strong commitment to the environment and connection to agriculture. We feel that it supports a central theme of Hull 2017 by creating a positive legacy for years to come.” Phase one involved installing playground equipment funded by Vivergo Fuels and was themed to reflect the operations of the company and educate in renewables. The former Youth Association Playing Field now boasts a combine harvester piece of play equipment featuring Vivergo Fuels’ branding. The combine harvester was chosen to show how the raw material product of feed-grade wheat is harvested before reaching the company’s plant in Saltend. Sitting alongside these are two cowshaped springers, which were chosen to reflect its co-product, high-protein animal feed. Phase two involves plans for more equipment for all ages, park benches and a viewing platform looking out over the Humber. Before confirming their support for this project, a number of sites were considered throughout Hull and East Yorkshire. However, when meeting with residents of Paull, it was clear that the village community was fully supportive of the initiative. Councillor Bill Failey, a member of Paull Parish Council who worked on the various aspects of the project with Vivergo Fuels, said: “We are over the moon that Vivergo Fuels picked us. Paull Parish Council was notified of this project earlier in the year and I was tasked with meeting representatives of the company to show them what we wanted to achieve. Residents have backed the project and I have been filled with pride at being part of such a strong and willing community.
Thanks go to Vivergo Fuels, the Paull Community Recreation Team, all the volunteers and the continued support of the community, they have a place being developed that will benefit everyone. We are only a small village of about 600 but everyone has worked hard to enhance the area and continues to raise funds and interest in the project.” On Sunday, May 13, locals will celebrate the completion of part one of the new park with a family fun day. Meanwhile, the Paull Community Recreation Team is still looking for sponsors for Phase Two of the project. For further information, email Cllr Failey at [email protected]
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