Haw Hill Park play area officially opened
A new play facility
at Haw Hill Park in Normanton has been officially opened after getting a
£70,000 investment boost.
The old play area has undergone a full refurbishment and now includes an
enchanted multi-play unit for toddlers, a climbing unit for older children,
swings, springies, a sea-saw and round-about, as well as new safety surfacing,
seating and bins.
Wakefield Council invested £20k in the project, with £50k coming from WREN
through their FCC Community Action Fund. WREN is a not-for-profit business that
awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds
donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. Wakefield
Council worked with Normanton Town Council and the Friends of Haw Hill Park to
ensure the new play area met the needs of the local community.
Cabinet Member for
Environment and Communities, Cllr Maureen Cummings, said: “This is great
addition to Haw Hill Park and gives families yet another reason to come and
enjoy their local park. I am delighted that Wakefield Council, in partnership
with WREN, has been able to fund a great project for the people of Normanton to
Ward councillor, Cllr Elaine Blezard, said “What a fantastic new facility for
the kids and their families to enjoy. The play equipment looks great and the
new surfacing and pathway make it very accessible.
“This is just the start as we have more improvements planned for Haw Hill Park.
Wakefield Council, Normanton Town Council and the Friends Group are now working
to provide items of outdoor fitness equipment and a trail around the park,
which should be installed ready for the spring of 2018.”
The play area was officially opened by the Mayor of Normanton, Cllr Steven
Hudson, who was joined by local councillors and children from Normanton All
Saints School, St John’s Catholic School and Normanton Common First School.