Mel Stride

    MID DEVON COUNCILLORS Margaret Squires and Judi Binks and Sandford Parish Council Chair Elizabeth Dalton showed local MP Mel Stride two very different sights in the village today (17/03/17). The first was the new state of the art play area at Creedy Park – finished and now enjoyed by dozens of children in the parish. The second was a project in its construction phase - a multi-purpose sports pavilion which is replacing the 40-year old hut at Sandford Football Club.

    Cllr. Squires said:

    “Maintaining, and even improving, the facilities and amenities we have here in Sandford is crucial to the village remaining vibrant and sustainable for future generations. We don’t want our residents having to travel, or even move, elsewhere to have access the facilities they want for themselves and their families. The two projects we showed Mel today are testament to the determination of the parish council and local residents who have made it happen and we are also forever grateful for the £75,000 grant we received from Sports England.”

    Mr Stride added:

    “I was very pleased to see that a huge amount of progress has been made with the pavilion since I last visited the site in September to be briefed on the plans, and the new play area at Creedy Park is certainly an excellent new facility.”

    During the visit Cllr. Squires and Cllr. Binks took the opportunity to brief Mr Stride on a range of important local issues including the proposal to build 326 houses at Creedy Bridge and discuss how they are working with the parish council to improve parking in the village, particularly in the square.

    Photo: Sandford Parish Council Chair Elizabeth Dalton showing Mel Stride MP the progress being made with Sandford’s new sports pavilion since his last visit in September.