Cae Glas Park - Playground Improvements
The work will take approximately 6 weeks to complete but the extent of the work means that the playground will be out of action and fenced off for health and safety reasons for this period of time.
A drawing setting out the new plans for the playground are on display in the notice board on the Pavilion Building (Cae Glas Park) and involve:
- Relocating the adult fitness equipment to another part of the park;
- Removing the existing skate rider and cube climber.
These changes will create space so that the following new equipment can be installed:
- Inclusive roundabout;
- A nest swing;
- All inclusive trampoline;
- Vortex multi-play climber;
- New play panels.
As this work is being carried out some existing safety surfaces will be re-laid, gates updated and a small picnic area created.
The Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor John Price, said "The park and the playground are a great asset to the town - the playground is extremely busy and requires some improvements to rejuvenate the offer to children. The Management Group who oversee the running of the park have wanted to improve the provision of inclusive and accessible play equipment - I think they have achieved that".
"This represents a significant investment from Oswestry Town Council" he added.
The work will be carried out by Shropshire based firm Ray Parry Playgrounds
"Ray Parry Playgrounds put forward a very well presented proposal which set out a good layout to the playground and they gave us a range of options to consider. They stood out from everyone else. I think it is fantastic and am looking forward to seeing these plans come to life"
The playground will be closed for 6-8 weeks. The Council are hopeful that the work will be completed by the October half term holiday. Students from the Marches school who had work placements at Oswestry Town Council contributed to the plans by carrying out research.
"The Council does apologise for the inconvenience, but this is a big project and it is important that everyone is kept safe as the work is carried out"
Plans will be on display in Cae Glas Park from Tuesday 10th of September.
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