Council helps to develop a play strategy

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A STRATEGY is being developed to improve play and recreational activities for children in part of Cramlington.

Cramlington Town Council is working on the strategy which will contribute to the Every Child Matters agenda.

Coun Ian Ayres said: “We recognise the importance of developing stimulating play opportunities for and with children and young people that enhances the quality and quantity of future play provision across Cramlington.

“We will ensure that plans and policies take account of the ideas, views and aspirations of local children and parents.

“The improvements agreed for Chichester Avenue play area enabled local councillors, children and parents to be involved in the design of play facilities in their community.

“I welcomed their ideas that input to the regeneration of their play park.

“I am looking forward to seeing this improved play park in operation.”

Work is due to commence at the end of May, and current design plans of the facilities can be viewed at Nelson Village Community Centre.

Mr Ayres added: “Our strategy will enable a more comprehensive approach to planning play at local level that involves all interested partners including children, young people and their communities.

“We have to ensure that children and young people, and their families’ voices, are heard and responded to accordingly.”