I'm absolutely thrilled to share that Master Park in Oxted is set to receive a £250,000 grant from the Government's Community Ownership Fund.
Many of you will be aware of the plans to replace the current 1960s pavilion, which is no longer fit for purpose, with a new multi-use community hub. The park isn't run by the council but by a charity - so this new hub will help bring in more revenue to pay for the maintenance of the park in the long term.
I've always felt that we should empower local people to care for the small, much-loved community assets on which we cannot put a price. This is an issue I have raised in Parliament a number of times and I'm so pleased that a local charity will benefit from the Government's £150 million fund.
A huge well done to the Trustees and the Friends of Master Park for all their work so far.