Improvements planned for Cramlington play area

Plans are underway to improve a play area in Cramlington.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 10:00 am
Work is to be carried out to repair parts of Beaconhill Play Area.

New parts have been ordered for Beaconhill Play Area by Northumberland County Council to repair equipment which has been subject to wear and tear, including for swings and climbing frames.

Some of the equipment at the play area, originally installed a number of years ago, has started to deteriorate due to its age and the high level of use with the council now working with the original suppliers to source replacements.

The area was developed in partnership with Places for People and the local community.

It integrates modern play equipment with more natural pieces, with a design intended to create a natural environment for children to play, interact and learn. It was originally funded by the Big Lottery’s environmental programme.

The replacement items are scheduled for installation in late April, making the play equipment ready to be enjoyed by children again from this spring.

Coun Jeff Watson, cabinet member responsible for parks at Northumberland County Council, said: “Local parks like this provide great environments for children, families and people of all ages to enjoy outdoor recreational time, which has taken on ever more importance during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Coun Barry Flux, county councillor for the Cramlington West ward, added: “I have been pushing to get the play equipment in this park fully repaired, so that local children can enjoy it and benefit from it once again.

"I am delighted that this will soon take place, and that it will be fully functional for this spring and summer.”