Leading Labour Councillor Zoe Nolan has succeeded in her fight for Loughton and Great Holm Parish Council to reverse their decision to not provide funding for the much needed refurbishment of a local play park.

Funding for the Ashpole Furlong play park had been blocked by Conservative councillors, however Cllr Nolan has campaigned with local residents and been successful in securing the last bit of funding for the project from the Parish Council, work to the Ashpole Furlong play park in Loughton will now go ahead.

Cllr Zoe Nolan said: “I was shocked at the decision of the Tory councillors to vote down support for a play park refurbishment that had been in development for several years, had been granted other funding and had widespread support from local residents in Loughton. It seems they were playing party politics with local children at the centre.”

Cllr Nolan has worked hard to overturn this decision and the campaign received over 300 signatures of support on the petition to reverse the Parish Council’s decision.

Cllr Zoe Nolan with her granddaughter at Ashpole Furlong play park
Cllr Zoe Nolan with her granddaughter at Ashpole Furlong play park

Cllr Nolan continued: “I’m delighted that we’ve won the fight for the Ashpole Furlong play park and the Parish Council have overturned their decision. Refurbishment of this park is vital for local residents and its important we deliver on this promised local project.”

She concluded: “I’m excited to see work begin on the play park and to see local families benefitting from this valuable open space.”

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