23 December 2016

Santa comes early to deliver safer play park fun

City children have been given an early Christmas present this year with the reopening of a popular play park.

Manor Road, Kemptown, has had a major makeover, with a host of exciting new equipment being installed and opens its gates again on Friday 23 December.

There are now two new climbing frames with slides, a roundabout, a see-saw swing and three picnic tables, with a new path, trees, topsoil and turf.

Cllr Gill Mitchell, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, said: “The reopening of this much loved park means children will be able to use the fantastic new equipment in the run up to Christmas Day and during the school holidays.

“The equipment is safer and will help our youngsters maximise their enjoyment now and into the future.  The upgrades are part of our continuing work to keep our children’s play areas as up to date and good as they can be for our young people.”

The works were paid for by Section 106 monies from developers who contribute to the local community as part of their planning permission.