Play area reopens after £90k makeover

Youngsters enjoying the new play equipment watched by Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Marg

Youngsters enjoying the new play equipment watched by Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Margaret Lyall, Ben Jones from equipment suppliers Proludic and teacher Jessica Thomas, from Windwhistle School where children where consulted on what they wanted in the play area. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

A children’s play area has been reopened thanks to the help of youngsters.

Youngsters enjoying the new play equipment watched by Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Marg

Youngsters enjoying the new play equipment watched by Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Margaret Lyall, Ben Jones from equipment suppliers Proludic and teacher Jessica Thomas, from Windwhistle School where children where consulted on what they wanted in the play area. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Canberra Road park, in Weston’s Coronation estate, officially reopened on February 20 after undergoing a £90,000 makeover, with Weston Town Council footing the bill.

Consultation was carried out through online surveys and at Windwhistle Primary School, where pupils had the chance to say what they wanted to see in the play area.

Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Margaret Lyall opening the new play area. Picture: MARK

Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Margaret Lyall opening the new play area. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

A basket swing, agility trail, multiplay unit, and cableway were installed by Proludic and around 70 users can enjoy the play area at any given time.

The play area now also includes a wheelchair accessible picnic bench for family and friends to gather around and is suitable for children up to 15 years old.

Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Margaret Lyall opening the new play area. Picture: MARK

Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Margaret Lyall opening the new play area. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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Town council clerk, Malcolm Nicholson, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this much-improved facility for the people of the Coronation estate.”

Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Margaret Lyall opening the new play area. Picture: MARK

Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Margaret Lyall opening the new play area. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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