Playground opens after £94K Refurbishment

Friday, 18 September, 2020
Councillor Talbot with Kirby Primary Academy pupils at the reopening of Kirby Cross playground

Children have been trying out a playground which has re-opened after a £94,000 refurbishment scheme.

The play area in Halstead Road, Kirby Cross, has seen a large fort structure with three slides installed, along with a rope bridge, climbing wall, a big rope swing and slide and climbing frame.

In all six new pieces of equipment have been installed – making the playground more accessible – and only one removed.

Funding for the works came from section 106 money – cash paid by housing developers to support public realm works near to their projects.

Children from the nearby Kirby Primary Academy school were invited to try out the new equipment today (Friday, 18 September) following completion of the revamp.

Pupils also received goodie bags provided by the contractor Kompan Ltd, who carried out the refurbishment on behalf of Tendring District Council (TDC).

Michael Talbot, TDC Cabinet Member for Environment, said the new-look playground looked brilliant

“Having safe and fun play areas for children in our district to use is important for their health and wellbeing, so being able to refurbish and upgrade them periodically is a good thing to do,” Cllr Talbot said.

“I hope the children of Kirby Cross enjoy and make good use of this playground, which looks very fun to play in.

“My thanks goes to our contractors for carrying out this work, and I hope the local community will work with us to keep this facility in good condition for years to come.”

Last updated on: 21/09/2020 - 13:14