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New Whitfield play area shapes up

Published on 12 August 2020

Work on the new £90,000 play area in Whitfield is progressing well with contractors expecting to be finished in the next few days.

High Peak Borough Council has worked closely with Whitfield community groups on designs for the new improved play area. Playground specialists HAGS were chosen to carry out the scheme with work starting on site in early July.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Councillor for Regeneration, Tourism and Leisure, joined ward Councillor Graham Oakley at the site to speak to the contractors and review the works.

Councillor Greenhalgh said: "The new playground area is really coming together now and it was great to be able to see how far it's come in a few short weeks.

"I was delighted for this investment to be one of the very first decisions of the new administration when we came in to office last May. Ward Councillor Graham Oakley had raised the poor state of the equipment for some time and people in Whitfield clearly deserved better.

"Taken with the impact of Covid, with many of us coming to rely much more on the play facilities and open spaces in our neighbourhoods in recent months, these fantastic new facilities are going to be such an asset for the local community.

"We look forward to being able to celebrate this timely investment in their amenities with the local community at the right time. In the meantime, the play equipment should be open and in use soon for everyone to enjoy."