New children’s play area open in Daventry

New children's play area at the New Street Recreation Ground, Daventry.'Pictured are Jacoby Bear ( 3 ), Millee Bear ( 2 ) & Kaytee Bear ( 2 )
New children's play area at the New Street Recreation Ground, Daventry.'Pictured are Jacoby Bear ( 3 ), Millee Bear ( 2 ) & Kaytee Bear ( 2 )
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A new play area at the New Street Recreation Ground in Daventry has received the thumbs up from youngsters.

The play area, named in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, features lots of swings, slides and climbing frames suitable for young and older children and follows the opening of the new skate park earlier in the summer.

New children's play area at the New Street Recreation Ground, Daventry.'Pictured are Olivia Statham ( 23 months ) & Jacob Hallett ( 23 months )

New children's play area at the New Street Recreation Ground, Daventry.'Pictured are Olivia Statham ( 23 months ) & Jacob Hallett ( 23 months )

Work on installing the new play equipment has been taking place throughout August and is now open for youngsters to enjoy.

The £95,000 play area has been paid for with £70,000 from Daventry District Council’s Open Spaces budget and £25,000 from Daventry Town Council, and was built by Hags SMP.

Councillor Alan Hills, community, culture and leisure portfolio holder at Daventry District Council, said: “The new play area is a fantastic way to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and will complement the new skate park as a legacy for young people in Daventry.

“We asked young people what they wanted and have responded by delivering them a first class skate park and play area, so I now hope that they enjoy and look after it for many years to come.”

A public consultation was held earlier in the year asking families what they wanted to see in the new play area and the most popular design was selected.

Councillor Cllr Lynne Taylor, from Daventry Town Council, said: “It’s great that the work has now finished and the exciting playground is ready to welcome the children.

“Daventry Town Council was pleased to work in partnership on the New Street Recreation Ground project, which will be a family attraction for many years to come.”