Work starts on new playground planned for Ossett
Cllr Maureen Cummings (centre) with represenatives from the Tenents and Residents Association, Karen Shirel and Jill Khastar, at Broadowler Lane play area
Work to transform a
run-down play area in Ossett has begun.
Contractors moved on to Broadowler Lane play area to start the £59,000 upgrade
earlier this month.
Following on from a consultation with local residents, the old play area will
be replaced with a mix of timber and metal equipment suitable for both younger
children and junior school aged children. It will include new swings, play
equipment with slides, a basket swing as well as rocking and spinning features.
A new safety surface will be put down plus a tarmac pathway covered with
Cllr Maureen Cummings with Ossett local members and representation from the Broadowler Tenants and Residents Association
Cummings, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities,
said: “I am delighted that, by supporting the Broadowler Tenants and Residents
Association and in partnership with WREN, we have been able to secure funding
for these much-needed improvements to Broadowler Lane play area. It is going to
be a great space for Ossett residents to enjoy.”
The Council have supported the Broadowler Tenants and Residents Association to
secure funding from WREN’s FCC Community Acton Fund plus match funding from the
recent Sunnydale Mills development. WREN is a not-for-profit business that
awards grants through the landfill communities fund.
The new look play area will be built on the footprint of the old one with new
bins benches and safety gates included.
Work is expected to take four weeks to complete.