Hornsea Town Council have been awarded £5,000 funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments.

The funding has been awarded towards an upgrade to the Play Area at Ebor Avenue in Hornsea.

The total cost of the project is £49,000. The town council received £10,000 from The Withernwick Community Wind Farm Fund, with the remaining £34,000 coming from Hornsea Town Council themselves.

Cllr Tim Bunch, Mayor of Hornsea, said:  “Hopefully this project emphasises this council’s continued commitment to improving the outdoor environment for all our younger residents.

“We now have three excellent play spaces and a fantastic skate park for children to explore, develop and have fun in the fresh air.

“Hornsea Town Council would like to thank Withernwick Community Wind Farm Fund and East Riding of Yorkshire Council for the invaluable funding support on this scheme.

Councillor Gary McMaster, East Riding of Yorkshire Council portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure and housing, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to play our part in this important upgrade through Commuted Sums provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval. I know that local residents will enjoy, and benefit from, the improvements to this play area.”