Plans For £110,000 Refurbishment Of Beeston Play Area Unveiled

Plans For £110,000 Refurbishment Of Beeston Play Area Unveiled

17/05/18 PLANS HAVE BEEN UNVEILED for the refurbishment of the play area at Leyton Crescent in Beeston. Over £110,000 will be invested for the refurbishment, thanks to the Council’s Pride in Parks scheme, along with other funding bids.

Leyton Crescent Recreation Ground Artist's Impression

As part of the Council’s Pride in Parks scheme, the play area will benefit from a complete refurbishment, the first in 20 years. Improvements will include:

  • Large multi play unit for juniors
  • Multi play unit for toddlers
  • Traditional swings for junior and toddler
  • A big single point swing, trampoline, seesaw, balance beams and spring riders all set in an accessible rubber surface with a centre piece of  a 4 metre high play dome with a climbing net suspended beneath it, all set in a large sand pit.

As well as an £37k from the investment from the Council, funding has been boosted by £16k from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Supporting Local Communities Fund, £8k from United Living and £50k from Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN).

Pride in Parks Logo and images of parks, play areas, and woodland.

“We’re really pleased to see the buzz the plans have created already and will be starting work as soon as we’ve appointed a company to complete the installation of the new equipment. Leyton Crescent is an incredibly popular and well used play area and I’m looking forward to coming back later in the summer to see the finished product,” said Councillor Shane Easom, Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee.

The design has been undertaken by Broxtowe Borough Council working in partnership with the suppliers of the play equipment Kompan following consultation with local groups and park users. A plan of the new play area can be viewed on site.

The Council is currently tendering for a company to install the new equipment. Once a company has been appointed, work can start and it is hope that the refurbishment will be completed before the end of the summer holidays, weather permitting.

The Pride In Parks scheme will see £0.5 million invested in the Borough’s parks and open spaces over the next two years to ensure that all residents in Broxtowe have an opportunity to benefit from green space.

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