Grant provides a boost to play park

Coun Trevor Ambrose and John Collins, The Banks Group's Jeannie Kielty,Paul Taylor of Play Practice, and town clerk Bob Baker.
Coun Trevor Ambrose and John Collins, The Banks Group's Jeannie Kielty,Paul Taylor of Play Practice, and town clerk Bob Baker.

Users of a county play park will be able to enjoy a summer of fun after a grant provided new equipment.

A new slide, climbing frame, swings, trampoline and grass matting has been installed at Horton Park in Cramlington thanks to a £5,000 grant given to Cramlington Town Council by The Banks Group via its community fund.

The work at the Horton Park has been carried out as part of a wider project by the council to improve all of Cramlington’s parks and to provide proper play environments for local youngsters.

And the school summer holidays set to get into full swing, the new equipment has already had rave reviews from its young users.

Town clerk Bob Baker, said: “The town council has been working hard to improve all the play areas across Cramlington, and we’ve been successful in updating and enhancing many of the parks and leisure facilities available to local people.

“However, we’ve obviously only got a finite amount of funds available for this work, so the more we can attract in terms of outside support,, the more work we’re able to carry out around the town.”

Jeannie Kielty, development relations coordinator at The Banks Group, added: “Giving young people the opportunity to be active in safe environments is essential for their health and well-being, and Cramlington Town Council is doing an excellent job of improving play facilities which do just that.

“We’re very pleased to have been part of making these improvements at Horton Park.”