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PUBLISHED: 13:25 25 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:14 23 August 2010

A DONATION has been made by the police to improve safety at a children s play area. The cheque for £200 was given to Reverend Nigel Bourne by Chief Inspector Philip Painter and will go towards fitting a safety barrier around Chalk Church playground. Ove

A DONATION has been made by the police to improve safety at a children's play area.

The cheque for £200 was given to Reverend Nigel Bourne by Chief Inspector Philip Painter and will go towards fitting a safety barrier around Chalk Church playground.

Overall the barrier is expected to cost £13,000 but church staff aim to collect the money and install it by March, following the donation last Wednesday.

Rev Bourne said: "The safety barrier is absolutely essential but is going to cost a fair bit to install.

"We want it to be functional and attractive but this costs money, which we are trying to source from grants and such like."

The grant was the final property fund presentation made by North Kent Police this year, following donations to North Kent Women's Aid, Emmanuel Baptist Church in Gravesend, Meopham Parish Council and Gravesend and St John's Scout Group.

Chief Inspector Painter said: "Over the years we have given to many good causes and support those who provide facilities within the community.

"I'm pleased to be able to support this project."

The Kent Police Property Fund is generated from the sale, at auction, of unclaimed lost property and items seized in police operations.

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