Play Wayland celebrate fantastic new play area

Friday, 10th July 2009 9:05 am

Children living in the Wayland area of Whitchurch used to have nowhere safe to play. Now, thanks to the efforts of the community and the local police they were able to raise funds to create a play area which was to be dedicated to a local boy who sadly passed away.

The children in the community had a huge amount of involvement in creating their play area by choosing which equipment they would like to see in their new park. Playdale Area Manager, Celia Webb also suggested that the children designed a logo for the play area which would give them a sense of ownership.

The children chose a selection of equipment from Playdale’s ‘City’ range including a Tokyo tower unit, a Team Swing, an Activity Net and swings for toddlers and juniors. The park caters for a wide range of age groups meaning the local community now has a safe place for children to play.

Tim Meredith, Police Community Support Officer who was heavily involved in the project commented, “Throughout the course of the project, Playdale were extremely helpful and were able to give solutions to any queries or concerns I had, usually giving a result within a few days. I have and will continue to recommend Playdale to local councils and colleagues who are looking to start a similar project”.

The new play area is now up and running and proving extremely popular, a well turned out open day was held last month to celebrate the grand opening.