Work to begin on new Walesby play park

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The installation of a new £88,500 pocket park in Walesby will get underway next week.

The park in Tuxford Road has received £55,500 funding from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme and £33,000 from WREN.

The equipment being installed includes a swing with cradle seat, a roundabout, a double springer, a climbing tower and a balancing beam.

A 32ft long x 20ft wide mini ramp will also be installed for skateboarders and BMX fans.

Additional work at the park will see paths, seating, picnic benches, new park signs, new gates and timber barriers installed.

The Local Improvement Scheme application was supported by local councillor Stella Smedley.

Coun Smedley said: “This will be a wonderful new facility for the area and will become a meeting place for children and young people from across the village.

“We’ve listened to young people’s views on what equipment they wanted and we’ve designed a park that will give them many hours of enjoyment.”

The contract will be delivered by Crestra Ltd from Chesterfield. Work is expected to last eight weeks and will be open to the public from mid-March.