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It’s play time in Sutton

Posted onPosted on 11th Jun

A newly-installed play area on Sutton Lawn is going down a storm with families across the area.

Children are enjoying new swings, a junior climbing frame and a multi-play area installed by Ashfield District Council.

Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme donated £28,000 and this was matched funded through the district council’s Play Park Strategy.

The multi-play unit supports unaided wheelchair access to enable all children to play together in an inclusive play space.

Coun Phil Rostance, vice-chairman of the county council’s Communities and Place Committee, said the project was exactly the type of scheme the Local Improvement Scheme was set up to support.

Councillor Rostance, pictured above right with district council leader Coun Jason Zadrozny, said: “I’m delighted that this play scheme will be inclusive for all children.”

Councillor Helen-Ann Smith, deputy leader of the district council and portfolio holder for streets, parks and town centres, said: “The inclusive element to the new set-up on Sutton Lawn is fantastic, it’s great to see how popular it is already — I look forward to seeing it continue to thrive this summer.”

Co Coun Samantha Deakin, who signed off the Local Improvement Scheme bid for the project, is also the district councillor for Sutton Central and New Cross, where Sutton Lawn is based.

She said: “I became a councillor to make a difference. It’s brilliant to see our hard work coming to fruition.

“We have ensured our facilities at the popular park are accessible to everyone. We are able to welcome children of all abilities to come and enjoy the equipment.

“This is just the latest park to be improved in our district. I’m looking forward to seeing even more of our parks and play areas improved in the near future.”