North East Lincolnshire playgrounds set to get £ 800,000 overhaul
North East Lincolnshire playgrounds set to get Â£ 800,000 overhaul
Playgrounds in North East Lincolnshire are set to receive an Â£ 800,000 overhaul to improve equipment.
An investment program in play parks was approved in February, to “support the health and well-being” of residents and allow children of all ages and abilities to enjoy the borough’s play areas. .
On Wednesday, June 16, members will discuss a report to Cabinet aimed at moving the agenda forward and unlocking funds that would enable the advice install, repair and maintain new play equipment.
The replacement of the equipment is estimated at Â£ 800,000 over the next three years.
Councilor Stewart Swinburn, Environment and Transportation Portfolio Holder, said: âIt is essential that we improve our playgrounds so that children can stay safe and active in the outdoors, thereby improving their health and fitness. well-being.
âOver time, the equipment in our playgrounds has gradually deteriorated and some items have been removed due to age, vandalism or excessive maintenance costs.
âWe want children of all ages and abilities to have access to safe and good quality play areas and that is why we are investing Â£ 800,000 in their redevelopment. Doing nothing would mean that the playgrounds will continue to deteriorate and gradually decline.
âWe want to improve the standards of our playgrounds and make them a more attractive place to visit, so that they can provide a wider social benefit to the local community. “
If Cabinet members decide to go ahead with the program and release the funds, the council will issue a tender, which will award a contract for the progress of the work.
Ward and ward councilors will have the opportunity to review and influence the final plans and designs for play parks in their area.