Work starts on new playground planned for Ossett

24/01/2018, PR8736

Cllr Cummings with reps from Tenants and Residents Association
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 educational graphics.

Cllr Maureen Cummings with Ossett local members and representation from the Broadowler Tenants and Residents Association
Cllr Maureen Cummings with Ossett local members and representation from the Broadowler Tenants and Residents Association

Cllr Maureen 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.

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