Council invests £200,000 improving play provision across Cramlington
February 17, 2021
A programme of improvements to the play areas in Cramlington has begun.
Last year Cramlington town council carried out a review of the play provision across the town and as a result has pledged to spend £200,000 on the renovation of play areas.
Of this funding, £100,000 will be spent on the refurbishment of Alexandra Park but work has already begun on some of the smaller sites as can be seen here at the Alexandra Way play area.
A spinner and a springer have been installed with the appropriate safety matting to complement the existing swings.
Cramlington town council is responsible for the 16 play areas and 5 MUGAS in town as well as the skate park.
Historically many play areas were inherited from Northumberland County Council and Alexandra Park was transferred from them to the Town Council in 2018.
Eastfield Play Area is receiving a new springer, Conga drums, play panels and a roundabout. Swings will be installed at East Hartford. Horton Park’s new provision includes a springer, a pyramid net and a ‘Viper’ swing.
A ‘Tango’ swing and ‘Swingo’ will be installed at Mortimer Chase and at Nelson Avenue a springer and a rope-climb spinner.
Autism friendly boards are being installed across various sites and there will be improved disability access to the 7 Oaks MUGA.
Cramlington Town Mayor Loraine De Simone said ”I am delighted that the programme of improvements has begun. These developments demonstrate Cramlington Town Council’s commitment to supporting residents improve their health and wellbeing – in the current climate it is more important than ever that we can enjoy the green spaces that Cramlington has to offer.”
It is hoped that the installation work will be completed in April.