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New play area may be in the pipeline for Worcester

Worcester Editorial 20th Oct, 2016   0

WORCESTER could soon be getting a brand new play area as well as improvements made to two others if council chiefs give the green light to £100,000 investment plans.

The Labour Cabinet at the Guildhall will be meeting next Tuesday (October 25) to discuss whether to spend £60,000 on building a new playground at the open space on Oldbury Road.

The remaining £40,000 would then be equally split between funding extra play equipment at the King George V Playing Fields, and the replacement of toddlers’ play equipment at Medway Road where some equipment had to be removed due to safety concerns.

Cash for the improvements is coming from the City Council’s New Homes Bonus pot of cash.

If councillors back the plans, a local consultation will then be carried out about the design and choice of equipment at each of the three play areas.

Coun Jabba Riaz, City Council Cabinet member for Clean, Green and Leisure Service, said: “Providing safe and appealing outdoor play for children across Worcester is an essential part of our drive to ensure we can all live in a healthy and active city and it also supports our commitment that no community is left behind.

“This investment, which I hope my Cabinet colleagues will support, will help us create one brand new play area and to carry out important enhancements and improvements to two others. I’m sure both parents and their children will appreciate and enjoy the results.”

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