Sunday, July 3, 2011

The park is open!

Yes folks our park is indeed open!
Well actually it's been over ten years in the making covering a period when I was a Councillor when the old local authority having been give some money as part of planning permission to build some houses for the Communities benefit and this was earmarked for the upgrading of our local play area which was at the time meant for 4 through 13+ year old children.
It was grotty: The children knew it and as I often did the council paperwork sat there also know it!
For a load of reasons financial and because the Council itself was to be abolished and replaced by another this lead to delay after delay something that in my groan up role at the time really upset me.
You see I and several others had this crazy idea of of talking with children and seeing what they'd really like in the park rather than having these groan ups just plonk any old thing down and to that end spent a lot of time on it.
Equally a number of us for differing reasons were keen on the idea of this area being usable by people over the chronological age of 13+ for exercise as they are getting less fit.
Well last Saturday the local Coalition Member of Parliament, together with the Chairperson of the small local Council officially opened it as a PARK!
Yes the play area was indeed officially a Park for all and to that effect many events like games and a performance by the local Silver Band blowing their instruments was given.
Here's a couple of pictures:
New colourful swings to attract your attention. Maybe I should use them?

Whee! Colourful slides that I'm sure we'd all want to use with safety surfaces to minimize hurting yourself

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you were there to help with the planning and took it to the children to see what they would like. It would probably look quite different without your presence and ideas.