Rundown Barley playground plea for refurb votes

Barley Playground Refurbishment Committee

Barley Playground Refurbishment Committee - Credit: Archant

People in Barley are calling on friends in Royston and the surrounding area to vote for a much needed playground refurbishment.

The makeover would cost about £60,000, so to help ease the cost, a group of nine mums have applied for a community grant worth £25,000.

The grant will be decided by public vote and people have until June 29 to pledge their votes for the One Family award.

Lucy Ridgeway, a member of the group fundraising for the refurbishment, said: “We really need people in Royston and the surrounding villages to get behind us and vote for the Barley playground to stand a chance of winning.

“Barley is a lovely village but due to its rural location is isolated with few amenities for young children.”

To vote, visit

To find out more about the community’s fundraising efforts, visit the Facebook page by searching Barley Playground Refurbishment Committee.