Lisa Adams from Dagenham knew that a safe play area was vital to her community – especially as parts of the local area suffered from deprivation and knife crime. As such, she sprang into action determined to help local children and families’ access better facilities. Valance Park was the nearest play area, though it was definitely in need of an upgrade. And so, by working with the council she managed to secure funding from three different grants, Barking and Dagenham Council, along with crowdfunding an additional £5,599 herself.
Following on from Lisa’s hard work, our team wanted to install the best surface they could for the new play equipment that was installed alongside a new fitness area. Working over five days they installed over 360m² of wet pour at various depths complete with wear pads and splash graphics.
The grand opening for the new play area was a huge success with Lisa starring as the guest of honour!