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Funding secured for new toddlers play area on Euston Street Park

Posted on - 28th August, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Parks, Preston City Centre
Euston Street Park is being worked on by volunteers

Euston Street Park

Preston City Council have recently approved the second phase of a scheme in Euston Street Park, which is aimed specifically at toddlers and children below six years of age.

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Parks and Streetscene have teamed up with Friends of Euston Street Park to deliver the improvement project for the park, located just off Fishergate Hill and Marsh Lane.

The first phase of the scheme, approved in 2015, was a play area that has been very well well used and welcomed by the community.

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The play area however lacked equipment for toddlers and children below 6 years old, and after the Director of Environment provided an updated report of the project to the Council, the second phase has now been approved.

The original scheme, for the first phase of the projected costed £47,100.

The council have now approved a fully funded addition to the capital programme costing £38,950.

The new play area will include a wobble board, a sea-horse seesaw, ‘Little City Bombay’ play area, an adventure trail and equipment for role-play such as loud speakers.

A spokeswoman for the council said: “The reasons for the decision was to enable the Council to secure external funding to deliver park improvement projects.

“The option of not accepting the grant was considered and rejected as the schemes offer significant value for money for the Council.”

What do you think about the decision for the new play area on Euston Street Park? Have you visited the park recently? Let us know in the comments below

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