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Minchinhampton playground reopens following £65,000 improvements


Minchinhampton Parish Council are celebrating after splashing out £65,000 to complete the renovation of The Horsfall Playground.

Formerly known as the Box Lane Playground, it was officially opened by Chair of the Parish Council, Cllr Nick Hurst, and Kate Charsley, daughter of the founder of Horsfall House, and Rachel Lenane-Young.

The new playground offers inclusive play experiences for all ages up to 12 and an inviting, social and fun space for children.

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The community has worked together to make this project a reality.

A parish council spokesperson said: “Special thanks go to Ms Lenane-Young for her time, effort and enthusiasm on behalf of the families to ensure this project went ahead.

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“Sincere thanks also go to the landowner Horsfall House for allowing continued use of their land, and for their co-operation and flexibility in allowing the addition of a second, accessible gate. The parish council also thanks residents for their patience whilst the improvements were carried out.

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Ms Lenane-Young said: “I’m delighted that Minch Parish Council chose to resource the renovation of this community space. We’ve worked hard to make it as accessible and inclusive as possible, and I hope that all the families of Minch get great pleasure out of using the play area.”

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