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Stonehouse Town Council puts a ‘zip’ into children’s play area - press release

Lots of happy children, goodie bags and a sunny morning was the perfect recipe for the official opening of new play facilities at one of Stonehouse’s play parks.

 The amenities at the Oldends Lane Recreation Ground have been completely overhauled with new and refurbished equipment and improvements being made for families using the park. Following widespread consultation with local residents - including children and young people - a zip wire, pod swing, overhead carousel and ‘clamberstack’ have been provided for older children.  The play equipment for younger children has been refurbished and a new roundabout, spinner and bouncers installed.  Additional picnic benches and seating have also been fitted and trees planted to improve the landscaping and provide shade for families in the summer. 

 Councillor Theresa Watt, Chair of Stonehouse Town Council, said: “It was lovely to see so many children, many of whom had just completed the junior Parkrun, help us unveil the new play equipment on Sunday (7th April).

“We have already had reports that it is being well used and enjoyed by local children and young people. We hope that the new area will be an exciting space for healthy, challenging outdoor exercise while also providing a pleasant place for families to meet, relax and socialise.”

 The contract was awarded to Kompan and was completed on time and on budget.  This work is Phase 1 of a long-term plan to improve facilities at Oldends Lane recreation ground.

The project was funded by Stonehouse Town Council, housing developers’ contributions, The National Lottery Big Lottery Fund, Gloucestershire County Council Growing our Communities Fund (Supported by Stonehouse county councillor Lesley Williams), Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association and Gloucestershire Community Foundation.

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