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NEW FERRY PARK PLAY AREA TO BE REFURBISHED


06 October 2009

New Ferry Park's play area is to be refurbished and extended in an 80,000 scheme funded by Wirral Borough Council.

The play area was last refurbished ten years ago at the start of a 10 year improvement programme to refurbish all the Council's play area across the borough.  That programme has now come full circle and it is New Ferry Park's turn to be looked at again.

The money allocated to New Ferry Park will be added to the money that was to have replaced the former play area at Onslow Road, but which residents did not want there when it was debated two years ago.  NFRAG has ensured that that money was not lost and that it could be kept to be put towards further improvements in New Ferry Park's play area.  The combined monies now total 80,000.

The Council's landscape architect, Jackie Smallwood, has been consulting with New Ferry's children through Grove Street School and at the NFRAG public meeting which took place on 6th October. 

As a result of those consultations, it has been decided that the existing swings in the play area  and the existing roundabout will be replaced with like for like newer items as the original pieces have come to the end of their expected life.  However, new equipment for slightly older children is also to be introduced outside the existing play area, in between the air raid shelter mounds which sit next to the play area.  The exact new items of equipment to be chosen are still being finalised in consultation with the children.

Jackie was unable to say exactly when the work to the play area will begin, but we hope that the works will be undertaken before the end of Spring next year.

 
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