Wednesday, November 25, 2009

View plans for Saltburn Valley Gardens Playground

Plans for a new playground in the Saltburn Valley Gardens will be on view at the town's library on Monday, November 30, from 2pm-5pm, with work due to start within weeks. The Council has received £1.1m from the Government's Playbuilder programme, with the funding from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) via PlayEngland, to complete 11 new play sites by March next year and 12 more by March, 2011. Now the Council has invited The Children's Playground Company Ltd to organise an awareness session for everyone interested in the Saltburn scheme, including the Friends of Saltburn Valley and local schools. Visitors will see the plans for the facility, which will spread from the Cat Nab car park to the Donkey Field, including a zip wire, slides, climbing nets and water-based play. The Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism Councillor Sheelagh Clarke said: "These play areas won't be the conventional type - they are being deliberately designed to offer opportunities for challenging play. So we're looking for some really different concepts."We also want to emphasise we are determined to ensure the play spaces will be designed to enhance the natural settings and environment."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I frequently walk in Valley Gardens. Absolutely fabulous. However, I am amazed to see that you plan to put TWENTY THREE of childrens play area in the gardens.
Already there are 3 or 4 which seem to be taking an eternity to build and quite frankly whilst I understand that you want to attract children to the park what is there already is more than enough in my opinion.
Anything more will simply destroy the beauty of the gardens.
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