Improvements for Beaconhill play area
22 Mar 2021 ARCHIVED (over 3 months old) - view latest news
Plans are underway to make improvements at Beaconhill Play Area in Cramlington.
New parts have been ordered by Northumberland County Council to repair equipment which has been subject to wear and tear, including for swings and climbing frames.
The play area was originally installed a number of years ago and the condition of some of the equipment there has started to deteriorate due to its age and the high level of use it has received, so the council is now working with the original suppliers to source replacements.
The area was developed in partnership with Places for People and the local community. It integrates modern play equipment with more natural pieces, with a design intended to create a natural environment for children to play, interact and learn. It was originally funded by the Big Lottery’s environmental programme.
The replacement items are scheduled for installation in late April, making the play equipment ready to be enjoyed by children again from this spring.
Councillor Jeff Watson, cabinet member responsible for parks at Northumberland County Council said: “Local parks like this provide great environments for children, families and people of all ages to enjoy outdoor recreational time, which has taken on ever more importance during the coronavirus pandemic.”
Councillor Barry Flux, county councillor for the Cramlington West ward, added: “I have been pushing to get the play equipment in this park fully repaired, so that local children can enjoy it and benefit from it once again. I am delighted that this will soon take place, and that it will be fully functional for this spring and summer.”