New Play Equipment At Basil Russell Playing Field

New Play Equipment At Basil Russell Playing Field

09/01/19 - Nuthall Parish Council with the support of Broxtowe Borough Council's Pride in Parks initiative proudly unveiled their additional new play equipment at Basil Russell on Saturday 5th January.

The Mayor and Mayoress join members of Nuthall Parish Council and families at the unveiling of new play equipment.

Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr Derek Burnett BEM gave a speech about how important play facilities are and that he supports the Pride in Parks initiative that has made it possible for a substantial sum to be invested over a two year period by the local Town and Parish Councils adding that Nuthall's facility is always well cared for and well used by families, local groups and on Community event days.

Nuthall Parish Council Chairman, Cllr Michael Spencer thanked everyone for coming and encouraged the young ones to try out the newly installed zip wire, which has been proving very popular.  The play equipment chosen was designed to reflect the increasing need for inclusivity and consists of a bowl swing to allow children swing safely and easily on their own or accompanied and a ground level roundabout, ideal for those in  wheelchairs, buggies allowing parents to join in the fun!

A new climb and slide combo was added following demand from consultation carried out over the summer linked by a trim trail layout to the existing play items on site.

Finally, and a particular favourite of the Chairman are two bucket seat spinners for those who like to make themselves dizzy, one donated by supplier of the equipment, Kompan represented by Paul Greenfield at the opening and the other by the installation contractors who put in the equipment with as little disruption to the park as possible despite the worst weather could throw at them.

The Council are looking to further investment in the park with consultation having already taken place. The proposals include various items of exercise equipment along with an outdoor table tennis table next to the Tennis Courts to encourage community fitness and fun. Work is likely to start in the Spring with a view to being open in time for the end of May.


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