Work starts at new play area

Work on a new play area to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will start at the end of July.

The play area will be built on the New Street Recreation Ground not far from the skate park that opened this month.

A public consultation was held earlier in the year asking families what they wanted to see in the play area and which design they preferred. A design featuring lots of swings, slides and climbing frames was chosen and work on the site will start on July 29 and take around five weeks to complete.

The play area will cost £95,000, made up of £70,000 from Daventry District Council’s open spaces budget and £25,000 from Daventry Town Council.

Community, culture and leisure portfolio holder at DDC, Cllr Alan Hills, said: “Along with the new skate park the improvements we are making to the facilities for young people are a great way to commemorate the Jubilee and lay down a marker for the future of play in our town over the coming years.

Town Mayor, Cllr Mark Wesley, said: “This will be valued by the residents and visitors to the town.

“It makes Daventry a better place.”