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New swings arriving at six play areas this week. Is one of them near you?

3:54 pm, Thursday, 1st June 2023 - 9 months ago


North East Lincolnshire Council is revealing which six play areas will be welcoming new swings this week.

The new play equipment is the first to arrive as part of the Council’s £800,000 investment to refurbish and upgrade 26 play areas over the next 18 months.

Plans to refurbish many of the borough’s existing play parks were first announced in June 2021.

This was followed by a public consultation where people were asked about the improvements they’d like to see.

This week, new double swings are arriving at Sixhills Street, Duke of York Gardens, Sussex Recreation Ground and the Rose & Crown in Scartho.

In addition, a new double cradle swing is coming to Carver Road, Immingham, and a double swing and a double cradle swing is being installed at Capes Recreation Ground.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“This is only the start of a major £800,000 investment in 26 of the area’s play areas, the biggest investment in our parks in a decade.

“People love spending their time in their local park and we are working hard to improve them so more children can have fun playing outdoors.

“We want more children to have the facilities where they can be safe, active and enjoy playing outdoors.”

In the coming months, people will see new equipment arriving along with repairs to existing play equipment and surfaces.

We welcome interest from communities who are interested taking steps to look after their local play area.

If anyone is interested in playing a more active role in looking after their local play area, please contact the council so we can work together to take care of it.

All the play areas earmarked for improvements in the next 18 months:

  1. Ainslie Street
  2. Albion Street
  3. Bradley Woods
  4. Butt Lane
  5. Capes Recreation Ground
  6. Carver Road
  7. Duke of York Gardens
  8. Grant Thorold Park
  9. Haverstoe Park
  10. Kingston Gardens
  11. Mount Pleasant
  12. Musical Garden, King’s Road
  13. Neville Turner Way
  14. Nunsthorpe Recreation Ground
  15. People’s Park
  16. Pilgrims Mount
  17. Quantock Park
  18. Rose & Crown
  19. School Walk
  20. Sidney Park
  21. Sixhills Street
  22. St Christopher’s Playing Field
  23. Sussex Recreation Ground
  24. Sutherland Park
  25. Weelsby Woods
  26. Wingate Parade
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