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Crowland play area set for £50k make-over

A children’s play area will be getting a £50,000-plus make-over.

Crowland Parish Council has closed the junior play area of the Snowden Field for almost three weeks while the work is being completed.

The council has used some section 106 money, which is money paid by developers as part of getting planning permission, to transform the play area.

Photo from the opening of the skate park at Snowden Field.
Photo from the opening of the skate park at Snowden Field.

A whole host of new equipment, including a new climbing frame, will be installed on the field in the coming weeks.

Chairman Coun David Kempton said that the council has been looking to transform the junior play area for some time.

He said: “We are very pleased to have got the finance to do it as that was always the struggle.

“We have put pieces in there over the years with swings and slides but we really couldn’t raise the money with the council finances. We are going to spend on that. It was really the section 106 that enable us to that.

“We like to provide facilities for our parishoners of all ages.”

Over the next three weeks, the council has closed the play area for the contractors to undertake the work.

A multi play area, which includes a climbing frame, and slides will also be included in the new look play area.

However, one popular piece of equipment will remain.

Coun Kempton, who said the junior play area is popular with families, said: “We have been able to keep the roundabout which we are all very pleased about.

“We have a Wickstead cast iron roundabout which I think has been there for 60 to 70 years.

“We have completely refurbished it.”

Crowland has separate play areas for primary school aged children and secondary school pupils.

Among the equipment available for youngsters on the field includes a skate park and a zip wire.

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