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)
Nelsons Lane Play area
The Council has accepted tenders submitted by Wicksteed to replace equipment on two playgrounds
The refurbishment of the playground on Nelsons Lane will cost £32,000.
Similar work on Woodthorpe Green will cost £30,000
The work is expected to be completed by the end of the month
A large number of children and adults came along to the drop-in sessions at the Woodthorpe Green playground on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning to see the options for improving the play area.
Everyone was asked to vote for their first and second preferences out of the four plans on display.
Braving the rain on Friday afternoon
Great turnout despite the rain
Sunnier on Saturday!
There will be another chance to vote at the Ward Committee meeting on Tuesday 26 September from 6.30pm at the indoor bowls club on Thanet Road, and at the McMillan fundraising coffee morning at St James the Deacon on the morning of Saturday 30 September.
All four plans are set out below.
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.