Zip and Splash at Broadgate Park’s New Play Area

Zip and Splash at Broadgate Park’s New Play Area

01/05/18 BEESTON CHILDREN will get to enjoy exciting new play experiences as a zip wire and a water play area provide the crowning glory of the brand new Broadgate Park Play Area.

Children, Councillors, and Council Officers join the Mayor of Broxtowe to officially open the Broadgate Park Play Area

On Saturday 28th April families joined the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Halimah Khaled MBE at Broadgate Park to launch the finishing touches.

Funded with contributions from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental), United Living North, Vinshire North and Tesco Bags of Help, along with an allocation from the Council’s Pride in Parks budget, the play area is designed to be accessible to a wide range of ages and abilities.

The Mayor of Broxtowe along with Parks and Open Spaces Officer Chris Riley, WREN’s Local Grant Manager Cheryl Raynor and her children Emma and Lucy Raynor, Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee Councillor Shane Easom, Deputy Leader Councillor Mel Crow, and Ava Whitehead open Broadgate Park’s new zip wire.It now features sand and water play tables, a giant swing, trampoline, climbing units and a 30 metre zip wire. Manufactured by South Yorkshire-based Sutcliffe Play, the state of the art equipment was fitted by local installers, Land Restoration Services.

The improvements come as part of the Council’s Pride in Parks initiative, with £500,000 being dedicated to improving parks, open spaces, and play areas throughout Broxtowe.

Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee, Councillor Shane Easom said

“I really hope that the families of Beeston and the surrounding areas are looking forward to enjoying the new and improved Broadgate Park Play Area. It’s a chance for the kids to keep active and have fun in the great outdoors.”

“This is the first park to benefit from the funding we’ve dedicated and we cannot wait to start work on the other parks and opens spaces throughout the borough.”

Cheryl Raynor, WREN’s local grant manager said:

“It’s wonderful to see something we have funded finally open and ready to make such a difference to children in the local area."The Mayor of Broxtowe helps Ava Whitehead enjoy the official opening of Broadgate Park’s brand new zip wire along with Emma and Lucy Raynor

"WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and this is a great example of what can be achieved.”

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. For more information about WREN funding contact Cheryl Raynor at or visit WREN's website. (Opens in a New window)

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