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Council invests £60,000 in children's playgrounds

13 February 2014

Three children’s playgrounds are being given major makeovers thanks to nearly £60,000 of investment by Allerdale Borough Council.

Work is already underway at the sites, at Siddick, Newlands Lane and adjacent to Brewery House in Harrington, as contractors took advantage of a drier spell of weather to prepare the ground for the new installation. The old play equipment is being removed this week, with the new swings, slides and climbing frames due to be installed in three weeks’ time.

In Siddick and Harrington, the old equipment is being replaced with new improved versions. On the Newlands Lane site, youngsters will be getting a new play area where one did not exist before – a set of swings had been removed many years ago but had not been replaced. Once the new equipment has been installed, Workington Town Council will take over the three parks’ on-going care and maintenance.

Councillor Michael Heaslip, Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive Member with responsibility for Locality Services, said: “It’s great news that the Council is able to invest such a substantial amount in its children’s play areas. Giving our young people their own places to play, run around and enjoy the outdoors is important to us, and that’s why providing accessible and affordable leisure facilities is one of the key commitments in our Council Plan.

“As with every local authority, our budgets are tight at the moment, but we think this is a good use of our finances and is of great benefit to our communities.”

Councillor Denise Rollo, a member of Workington Town Council, added: “These improved play areas will give Workington children three great new places to play. It’s particularly good news for children and families living near Newlands Lane, as the only facilities on that site at the moment is a pair of goalposts.

“Many thanks to the Borough Council for investing in these play areas. I hope they will be really well used by our communities.”

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