Addingham Civic Society's play area project is awarded

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Graham Braithwaite, of Pennine Playgrounds, Keith Appleyard, the project manager for Addingham Civic Society, and Nick Dobson, of Dobson Construction, at the hand-over of Addingham’s new multi-use games area Graham Braithwaite, of Pennine Playgrounds, Keith Appleyard, the project manager for Addingham Civic Society, and Nick Dobson, of Dobson Construction, at the hand-over of Addingham’s new multi-use games area

Members of Addingham Civic Society visited the Houses of Parliament to receive an award recognising their outstanding contribution to the civic movement and fundraising for a village games area.

The society raised more than £125,000 for the multi-use games area in the village, which opened this year.

The prestigious Marsh Christian Trust made the awards to two civic society groups and one individual at a meeting of the 70-strong All Party Parliamentary Group for Civic Societies.

The area’s own MP, housing minister Kris Hopkins, presented the award to Keith Appleyard and Mike Bolton of Addingham Civic Society. The two managed the project.

Mr Hopkins said: “It was a proud moment for me to welcome Mike and Keith to Westminster to receive this exceedingly well-deserved award on behalf of Addingham Civic Society.”

“The Multi-Use Games Area is now a hugely cherished community resource, and stands as a shining testament to the efforts of the wonderful volunteers behind it.”

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