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New play area planned for Maryport

Children are to be consulted on the design of a new play area which is being created in Maryport.

Allerdale Borough Council suggested two potential sites to the community and the majority of people voted for land off Ennerdale Road for the new development. The design work is now in the middle of a tender process, with three concepts due to be unveiled in June. These designs will then be taken to schools across Maryport to let the children choose the one they like the best.

The new play area has been funded by the council and is the second to be built in Maryport in recent months. A new playground was opened on the green at Ellenborough Moor in Maryport last year and its design was also chosen by local children.

Councillor Michael Heaslip, Executive Member with responsibility for play areas, said: “Letting adults decide what goes into a children’s play area simply doesn’t make any sense – it has to include equipment that they will enjoy and actually use. That’s why we are letting the youngsters who live in Maryport decide what they want in this space that is being created especially for them.

“This process worked really well for the Ellenborough Moor play area and that’s why we decided to repeat it this time. I’m looking forward to seeing the final designs and hope building work can start as quickly as possible.”

This is the last of eight playgrounds to be built in the area as part of a strategic plan created by the Council. The others are Vulcan Park, Workington, Harrington Marina, Harrington, Hunters Drive, Seaton, Flimby recreational play area, Camp Road, Maryport, Harris Park, Cockermouth & Bellbrigg Lonning, Cockermouth.

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