Some weeks ago North Somerset Council requested applications from Parish Councils for funding for play equipment.
A small group of our parish councillors looked into the matter and after obtaining input from interested members of the community, they identified suitable equipment, obtained quotes, confirmed matched funding, etc., then submitted a bid to NSC via an on-line application form prior to the deadline of 5.00pm on Thu 30 Jun 22.
When NSC declared the results Pill and Easton in Gordano were not included on the list of successful bidders. On querying this we were advised that NSC had not received our application.
Naturally we are disappointed by this and we are looking into the matter to see if the glitch was at our end, if only to ensure that any errors are not repeated in the future.
Although the NSC funding now appears to be in doubt we are still aware of the need to do something about the existing state of the play equipment and will look to what we can do about this.
We will issue a further statement once we are in full possession of the facts but as this may take a little time your patience will be appreciated.
For all those members of our community who are adversely affected by this please accept my apologies.