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Praise for playground as summer fun begins

Residents with Dave Anderson WDC, Chairman WDC Clare Sawdon, Cllr Dave Shilton and Cllr Norman Vincett. Picture by WDC

Residents with Dave Anderson WDC, Chairman WDC Clare Sawdon, Cllr Dave Shilton and Cllr Norman Vincett. Picture by WDC

Parents and children have celebrated the opening of a brand new £120,000 play area just in time for the summer.

The new play ground facilities at St John’s are now open for families to enjoy thanks to the costly revamp by Warwick District Council.

The Guy road site revamp was part of a major play area improvements project across the district and includes new equipment for all ages.

Complete with new swings, a roundabout, a zip wire and climbing nets as well as some natural play features, tree and bulb planting and bat and bird boxes will soon be added.

There are also plans to create a meadow over the winter in the project which has been praised by parents,

Cllr Dave Shilton (Con, Park Hill) who helped bring the cash to Kenilworth, said it was a vital opportunity to help families and kick start future projects.

“This is a real community venture and will serve as a good place for children and adults of all ages and abilities,” he said.

“The play area is looking great and I really hope everyone comes and enjoy these new facilities.

“My thanks to all those involved in producing the play area and all the hard work involved. It is very much appreciated.”

He assured that the district council has plans to invest in other parks and open spaces across the district over the coming months, and that these details will soon be made public.

And parents have welcomed the changes, with one mother thanking the council for the new facilities on the opening day.

“The new facility in Guy Road is wonderful and my two boys love it,” she said, with other users agreeing with the exciting new play space open for use in time for the summer holidays.

The equipment was designed with help from residents and schools as well as residents from the neighbouring Newlands care home which caters for young adults with disabilities.

 

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