RESIDENTS and interested groups across Cheshire West and Chester are being asked to give their views on proposals inspired by local children for new and revamped play areas.
It was announced in April that more than £1m will be spent on improving 22 children’s play areas over the next two years.
Play leaders have been working with local children, aged between eight and 13 who live close to the selected play areas, to help choose their creative play equipment as part of the Government-funded scheme aimed at providing high quality, safe play areas for youngsters.
The children’s ideas are now being analysed and landscape architects will draft designs to be discussed with residents and other interested groups at informal community drop-in sessions.
In the Ellesmere Port area a drop-in session about the Delamere Drive play area in Great Sutton will be held at Thelwall Road Community Centre on July 20 between 5.30 and 7pm.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families’ Play Builder project will see 22 play areas across urban and rural areas being given an upgrade using natural materials to encourage traditional play activities .
Timber climbing equipment, earth mounds, plants, shrubs and landscaping will be used to allow children to play in a traditional environment.
Anyone unable to attend the Great Sutton session, but who wishes to air their views, can call Mary Lavery on 0151 3566994.
For further information visit www.playwest.co.uk