Saturday, September 30, 2023

The price of play: Council to spend £800,000 on park improvements

North East Lincolnshire Council plans to spend £800,000 on improving almost 30 of its play parks so more children can stay safe, active and enjoy playing outdoors.

The most pressing works are repairs to existing equipment, followed by a fresh supply of spare parts and finally new and replacement equipment and surfaces all of which will be undertaken in the next 18 months.

Plans to refurbish and upgrade some of the borough’s existing play parks were first announced in June 2021 with the works estimated to take three years to complete.

Since then, the Council has carried out public consultation to ask people where they’d like to see play parks improved and a procurement exercise to identify suppliers and contractors to carry out the work.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Most people love their local parks and play areas and we are working hard to improve them so more children can enjoy playing outdoors.

“We want more children to have the facilities where they can be safe, active and enjoy playing outdoors.

“It’s more than 10 years since we’ve seen this level of investment in our play parks and I’m looking forward to seeing the works get underway soon.”

The play parks earmarked for repair and refurbishment include:

  1. Ainslie Street
  2. Albion Street
  3. Alden Close
  4. Bradley Woods
  5. Butt Lane
  6. Capes Recreation Ground
  7. Carver Road
  8. Duke of York Gardens
  9. Grant Thorold Park
  10. Haverstoe Park
  11. Kingston Gardens
  12. Mount Pleasant
  13. Musical Garden, King’s Road
  14. Neville Turner Way
  15. Nunsthorpe Recreation Ground
  16. People’s Park
  17. Pilgrims Mount
  18. Quantock Park
  19. Rose & Crown
  20. School Walk
  21. Sidney Park
  22. Sixhills Street
  23. Sussex Rec
  24. St Christopher’s Playing Field
  25. Sussex Recreation Ground
  26. Sutherland Park
  27. Weelsby Woods
  28. Wingate Parade


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