The £62k scheme to improve play areas at Nelsons Lane and Woodthorpe Green got started during the week commencing 8 January. The improvements are part-funded by the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee.
Initial work has focused on removing the equipment that isn’t to be retained and start the preparatory work for the new equipment to be installed.
Nelsons Lane – all existing play equipment removed
Woodthorpe Green – toddler play equipment retained (and to be re-painted when the weather is a bit warmer)
Following a vote by residents of all ages organised by the Woodthorpe Community Group, the winning design for the revamp of Woodthorpe Green playground has been announced.
‘Design D’ was the winner
The £30,000 scheme is being funded by a combination of Ward Committee funds and money from City of York Council central. budgets.
The company that has secured the contract is Wicksteed Playgrounds – www.wicksteed.co.uk The council will now discuss with Wicksteed a timetable for the work.
The play area at Woodthorpe Green is going to be updated with some new equipment, thanks to funding from City of York Council and the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee.
The Woodthorpe Community Group is working with the council to gather feedback on plans that have been submitted by playground companies and would like everyone who uses the park to come along and vote for their preferred design.
Representatives from the Community Group will be in the playground from 3-4pm on Friday 22nd September and 10-11am on Saturday 23rd September. Playground users are invited to come along and vote for their favourite design.
Woodlands playground refurbished
Hedges next to cycle path being trimmed back
Workers were today putting the finishing touches to the refurbished Woodlands play area on Teal Drive/Bellhouse Way.
Hedges area being cut and all the safety surfaces have been renewed.
Children are likely to attend an “opening” later in the week.
Full marks to Rowntrees for talking to local residents about the future of the playground which had been locked closed for over 12 months.
NB. Part of the overgrown hedge blocking the cycle path has also now been cut back.