17th Jan, 2019

Cash boost for city play areas

Rob George 10th Apr, 2017

COUNCIL chiefs are set to carry out a £160,000 revamp of six city play areas this spring in a bid to improve opportunities for children to enjoy outdoor play.

The cash will be spent on creating a new play area near Oldbury Road and on refurbishing or providing new equipment at existing play areas at KGV Playing Fields, Trotshill Lane East, Medway Road, Caisters Avenue and Oaklands.

The new Oldbury Road play area will comprise two standard and two toddler swings; a ‘bird’s nest’ swing; two climbing frame units – one for older and one for younger children – as well as various rockers, see saws and roundabouts.

“It’s essential children have lots of opportunities to exercise outdoors, and this investment will ensure that more children can enjoy playing in areas with imaginative and fun equipment, which is brand new and of a very high quality,” said David Sutton, Deputy Director for Commissioning and Transformation at Worcester City Council.

Work began on the first two play areas, Caisters Avenue and Oaklands, on Monday (April 10) and both play areas will be closed while the work is being undertaken.

New equipment will be installed at KGV Playing Fields on Easter Monday (April 17) and for Medway Road next Wednesday (April 19).

Work at Trotshill Lane East begins on April 24 while work will begin on the Oldbury Road site on April 27

It is expected to be ready to open in the middle of May.

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