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Blyth: New £61,500 playground opens in village

A new play park was officially opened on Tuesday in the village of Blyth by Cllr Shiela Place Blyth Parish Council, Cllr Jan Pauley of Notts County Council and children from The Primary School of St Mary's and St Martin's, Blyth

A new play park was officially opened on Tuesday in the village of Blyth by Cllr Shiela Place Blyth Parish Council, Cllr Jan Pauley of Notts County Council and children from The Primary School of St Mary's and St Martin's, Blyth

Children in Blyth are over the moon following the opening of a new £61,500 play park in the village.

The park, in Spital Road, has seen eight new pieces of equipment installed as well as a picnic table, new grass matting surface and seating.

It was funded by Notts County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme and supported by local councillor Sheila Place.

Coun Place was joined at the opening by youngsters from St Mary and St Martin Primary.

She said the area will be well used by children from Blyth and neighbouring villages.

Coun Place said: “Local children and children from neighbouring villages are over the moon with the new park.”

“The equipment can be used by all ages, from toddlers to teenagers, and I’m sure as the weather gets better it will be a popular meeting place for families.”

Among the equipment installed are a mini challenger, - a combination of climbing frame with slides for toddlers, a flat swing and cradle swing, a roundabout, a timber climbing wall, a four seat tug boat, a see saw and a rope swing.

Headteacher Liz Piddington said pupils could not wait to have a go on the new equipment.

She added: “The children are all very excited about the new play park and couldn’t wait to try out some of the equipment.”

“It’s always good to see new facilities which get children out into the fresh air and running around having lots of exercise.”

 

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