£50,000 revamp for playground

Playground to get �50,000 revamp after new housing built in Knottingley'LOCATION: Pottery Lane, Knottingley'Pictured: Cllr Graham Stokes and Jill Lofthouse from Streetscene
Playground to get �50,000 revamp after new housing built in Knottingley'LOCATION: Pottery Lane, Knottingley'Pictured: Cllr Graham Stokes and Jill Lofthouse from Streetscene
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Youngsters in Knottingley will soon be enjoying a new playground as work begins on a £50,000 revamp later this month.

The Wharf Play Area, on Pottery Lane, will feature a toddler zone and a junior zone.

It will feature a climbing wall, climbing net, roller barrel and slide and the revamp follows a consultation with residents in the new houses on The Wharf.

Coun Graham Stokes, councillor for Knottingley, said: “I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to secure this new play area for the community.

“It will be a great asset to the area and will hopefully encourage more families to be active and social in a safe environment.”

The play area has been funded as part of the planning agreement with developer Barratts Homes.

Following a consultation with residents, the new facility will be suitable for children up to the age of 10.

There will also be a seating area for adults and a new path joining both entrances which will be secured with self closing gates.

Coun Stokes said: “By working closely with residents and listening to their views, we’ve been able to provide a play area that’s fit for purpose and that will be enjoyed by future generations.”

Work on the new play area will begin at the end of this month and the facility will be completed in September.