Hooray, let’s play! ABC play area in Fairview gets a makeover
Published on 1st November 2019
Children and families in Fairview now have a newly revamped play area to explore.
The ABC park has had a complete makeover and now boasts a climbing tower, roundabout and a fantastic new themed bus. The rest of the existing play equipment has been refurbished and new surfacing has been put in across the whole area.
Councillor Chris Coleman, cabinet member, clean and green environment, said: “Following on from the redevelopments of Pittville Park and Humpty Dumps play areas, we are very pleased to see this latest project come to fruition. We are committed to investing in great play spaces across the borough.”
Adam Reynolds, green space development manager at Cheltenham Borough Council, said: “We are really pleased with how the park looks. The all-weather surfacing will enable families to use the facility all year-round and we hope that local families will enjoy spending time there.”
Local schools and nurseries, as well as park users, were consulted on the proposals before work started and seem very happy with the results:
One person wrote to the council to say: “Local children and parents of Fairview are very pleased and celebrating that the park is open again. Thank you.”
Another wrote: “We’ve been enjoying the refurbished ABC Park and new equipment, and overall it’s a really successful job - thank you!”
The project has cost £60k and has been funded from the council’s 5 year capital playground improvement programme which allocates funding across the borough to make sure that Cheltenham’s play areas are safe and fun spaces for children of all ages.
The green space team are currently working on the new Oakley Scooter-Skate park and will soon be turning their attention to improvements in Whaddon Rec. It is envisaged that consultation with local residents and park users will start before the end of this year
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