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New Whitfield play area is shaping up

Work on the new £90,000 play area in Whitfield is progressing well and expected to be finished in the next few days. 

Playground specialists HAGS were chosen to carry out the work on the new improved play area on Wood Street - which is commonly known as the Rec.

The contractors started on the site in early July. 

It came after Whitfield community groups, working with High Peak Borough Council, came up with designs for the play area. 

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh - deputy leader of the borough council and Executive Councillor for Regeneration, Tourism and Leisure - joined Whitfield ward councillor Graham Oakley at the site to speak to the contractors and review the works.


Councillors Damien Greenhalgh and Graham Oakley (standing on the new play equipment) with contractors John Atkinson and Brad Martin

Cllr Greenhalgh said: "The new playground area is really coming together now and it was great to be able to see how far it’s come in a few short weeks.

"I was delighted for this investment to be one of the very first decisions of the new administration when we came in to office last May. Ward Councillor Graham Oakley had raised the poor state of the equipment for some time and people in Whitfield clearly deserved better.

"Taken with the impact of Covid, with many of us coming to rely much more on the play facilities and open spaces in our neighbourhoods in recent months, these fantastic new facilities are going to be such an asset for the local community.

"We look forward to being able to celebrate this timely investment in their amenities with the local community at the right time. In the meantime, the play equipment should be open and in use soon for everyone to enjoy." 

 

Main image:

Councillors Damien Greenhalgh (left) and Graham Oakley at the play area. 

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