Churwell playground to get facelift

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The children’s play areas in Churwell Park are set for a major improvement plan following work by Morley town and city councillors.

The improvement plan, which is supported by a fund of over £100,000, will see the first major investment in the playground for over a decade.

Coun Bob Gettings said: “We have been talking to Churwell residents who have raised their concerns about the fact that the playground is beginning to look tired and dated.

“We have identified funds from developer contributions which will allow us to refurbish the playground and bring it right up to date.”

The improvement plan is to go out to consultation next month and will influence the final plan which will go 
out to tender later in the year.

Coun Robert Finnigan said: “This initiative has been led by Churwell town councillors who have campaigned relentlessly for this improvement plan. We need to have the support of local residents with any plan that is drawn up and this is why a full consultation programme is being undertaken.”

The improvement plan should be finalised during the spring and councillors hope the work will commence late summer and be completed before the end of the year.