Ferrybridge 1 and 2 energy from waste plants donate £50,000 to new children’s playpark in Brotherton

February 19, 2024 | Community Engagement, News Releases

FERRYBRIDGE – Today, enfinium’s Ferrybridge 1 and 2 energy from waste plants announce they have funded a new playpark in Brotherton, West Yorkshire, through an additional £50,000 grant to the local parish council.

The upgraded playpark, which opened to the public today, was welcomed by local residents who have sought a redevelopment of the area to ensure access to quality outdoor play for children aged 2-12 years of age within the local community. The park is owned and maintained by the Brotherton Parish Council.

enfinium donated £50,000 last year to causes in Knottingley and the surrounding area through its Community Fund. The playpark grant was made directly by the Ferrybridge 1 & 2 plants. enfinium awards grants from its Community Funding scheme to registered charities, schools, places of learning, and non-profit organisations for a range of causes, find out more here.

Steve Tosney, Plant Manager for Ferrybridge 1 said: “At enfinium, we make sure to support the communities where we operate. It is our pleasure to be funding this playpark for the children and families surrounding the Ferrybridge facilities to enjoy for future generations.”

Don Simpson, Parish Councillor for Brotherton, commented: “We are delighted that enfinium have supported the new playpark in Brotherton that will benefit local families for future generations. Investing in our children is vital to our future. Open spaces like these that grant more access to play have a huge impact on children’s mental and physical wellbeing. After a difficult period of lockdowns and reduced access to free spaces, a new playpark will help bring the community together to enjoy the outdoors.” 


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About enfinium

enfinium is a leading UK energy from waste operator with four operational sites in the UK, in West Yorkshire, Kent and Flintshire, and two in construction. enfinium diverts 2.3 million tonnes of unrecyclable waste from climate-damaging landfill, putting it to good use by turning it into home grown energy, enough to power 500,000 UK homes. enfinium’s ambition is to transform its facilities into local ‘decarbonisation hubs’ powered by the millions of tonnes of unrecyclable waste the UK will produce for decades to come. Using existing energy from waste infrastructure, enfinium could contribute to heat networks, produce electrolytic hydrogen, or use carbon capture technology to provide durable, high quality carbon removals which will be critical for the UK to achieve net zero by 2050. For more on enfinium, please visit www.enfinium.co.uk.

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