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MUMS who have been fighting for nearly three years to improve their children’s playground are in their final month of crowdfunding.

Nicola Wyndham, Melissa Douglas, Bella Bush, and Emma Lynch first started lobbying Redbridge Council to give South Woodford’s Churchfields Park a much-needed face lift in November 2014.

With chronic flooding making most of the field unusable for a lot of the year, the playground itself is “tired” with old equipment that has been neglected for almost 10 years.

After sending a petition to the council, the Friends of Churchfields Park recruited the help of their MP Iain Duncan Smith and started securing funding through various supermarket schemes and community events.

While campaigners raised thousands of pounds the council carried out a survey on the land, which eventually proved their point about the park being in desperate need of improvement.

On the last day of school this year (July 21) the mums met council bosses at Churchfields, who promised to make up their shortfall by getting funding called a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

As the campaigners wait nervously while Redbridge secure the CIL, they have just one month to raise the £2,000 extra they need for their long-awaited project.

Mother-of-two Nicola Wyndham said: “We’re so excited, we’ve had amazing support from the community – people really want to see the area improve.

“It’s very frustrating when you can’t take your children to the nearest park.

“There are some pretty big holes in the grass where the field has become boggy and you quite often see children falling over.

“It’s the only play area this side of the Tube line and the 1,000 children at Churchfields School are missing out.

“Kids need somewhere they can run around, develop and make friends, and with obesity being such a big issue, something like this is really important.”

Despite their “final push” fundraising page only going live at the beginning of the month, the mums are already 40 per cent there, but need one last bit of help to get to £2,000.

Church End Cllr Tom McLaren said: “This is a really long-running issue, which we and the campaigners have been pushing pretty hard to get resolved.

“They’re a fantastic group of people and this is an amazing cause.

“Every little helps, even if it just a few pounds. But if there are businesses out there who have a bit more to give, that would be great too.”

His Conservative colleague Emma Best says it has been “wonderful” to lobby her Labour counterparts for such a worthy community cause and is hopeful they will come through with the funding.

Redbridge Council has been contacted for comment.

With the council’s help and the final £2,000 in donations, Churchfields park problems could be resolved as soon as November this year.

To donate, see the JustGiving page.