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Tell us what you think of play area re-vamp plans

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Five play areas are set for a £300,000 re-vamp and we’re asking residents for their views on what they could look like.

Drop-in sessions will be held in Paganhill, Dursley, Stroud and Stonehouse later this month and all are welcome to tell us what they think.

“We had an overwhelming response from more than 500 residents when we asked for views on how play areas could be improved, in June last year.” said SDC Community Services and Licensing Committee Chair, Chris Brine.

“Five priority play areas were identified for investment using the £300,000 Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) funding and now that we’re working with a contractor, we need residents’ views.”

One of the council’s three main priorities is Community Resilience and Wellbeing, and the funding will be to update the play areas with equipment which is fun and fit for purpose. The COMF provides funding to local authorities in England to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and support local public health.

“Play areas are vital for the health and wellbeing of young children and their families, and we want them to reflect our communities’ needs,” said SDC Community Services and Licensing Committee Vice-Chair Beki Aldam.

The council and contractor Kompan we will be running community consultation events on the following dates:

Play AreaConsultation VenueDateTime
Archway Gardens, PaganhilllPaganhill Community hub18th January 20233.30pm-5.00pm
Cambridge Avenue, DursleyDursley Primary School19th January 20233.30pm-5.00pm
Mason Road, StroudTop of Town Community Hub24th January 20233.30pm-5.00pm
Wharfdale Way, StonehousePark Infants School26th January 20233.30pm-5.00pm
Acacia Drive, DursleyAcacia Drive Play Area31st January 20233.30pm-5.00pm

After the consultation events, two designs for each play area will be published for the community to vote on the final design on the play area that will be installed by Summer 2023.

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