06 October 2009
Park's play area is to be refurbished and extended in an £80,000 scheme
funded by Wirral Borough Council.
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.
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.
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.
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