THREE projects aimed at enhancing life for residents in Rolleston have now been completed.
Work to improve the Spread Eagle island, revamp The Croft and tackle flooding issues have now all been carried out after funding totalling more than £6,000 was agreed by East Staffordshire Borough Council and Rolleston Parish Council.
The schemes were funded through the borough council’s Neighbourhood funding scheme, which supports projects which enhance local areas.
The first project, to improve the Spread Eagle island, focused on maintaining railings which have been in place for more than 100 years. Residents living in the area said they would like to see the work carried out, as they felt the railings were an ‘historic feature’. They have now been fixed and repainted, and tree work and landscaping has been carried out on the area.
A spokesman for the parish council said: “All of those involved in the renovation project hope that it will prove to be a long-lasting feature in the centre of the village to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.”
Work on The Croft, which hosts community events throughout the year, involved replacing existing posts with some made of recycled plastic and the installation of a new sign.
Along with these aesthetic projects, three plastic bins have been purchased for the storage of sandbags, which are currently kept in bins in the flood zone. The new bins will be put away from that area, so sand bags are dry and can be handed out to vulnerable properties in times of need.
Borough Councillor Patricia Ackroyd, pictured, said: “The neighbourhood working team work on a variety of local projects in the borough providing assistance, advice and funding for projects which improve the local community.”
“This is an example of how local communities can work with the council.”