Plans unveiled for new park on Headlands estate

MHDE'Spider Park
MHDE'Spider Park

A park in Daventry’s Headlands estate is being revamped with better play equipment for youngsters to enjoy.

The Spider Park off Arnull Crescent is being renovated later this month when new facilities are installed by Daventry District Council (DDC) in addition to the existing swings and slides.

Six pieces of equipment including new climbing frames, roundabouts and swings will be put up for children living in the area to play on.

The existing spider climbing frame, roundabout and slide will also be renovated and an enclosed toddler area will be established as part of the project.

A consultation was held in 2010 by the Council asking local families and young people what facilities they would like to see in the playground.

The new equipment is being funded through DDC’s capital spending programme play facilities.

DDCs chief executive Ian Vincent said: “One of our priorities as a council is encouraging physical activity. Improving play facilities for young people helps achieve that aim.

“The consultation we held a couple of years ago indicated that the current play equipment in the Spider Park was not well used, so we hope these excellent new facilities will be enjoyed by local children and their families for many years to come.”