£170k proposed to make big improvements to York’s playgrounds

Published Tuesday, 31st January 2017

Children and families in York are set to benefit from a £170,000 investment in York’s playgrounds. The funding is aimed at delivering improvements in ten different playgrounds around the city.

A report going before the council’s executive member for economic development and community engagement will make proposals for the distribution of the funding at a meeting on 7 February. This will be equally shared between these playgrounds:

· Askham Bryan

· Badger Hill

· Cemetery Road, Fishergate

· Littlethorpe Close, Strensall

· Nelsons Lane, Dringhouses

· Rowntree Park

· School Lane, Fulford

· Victoria Field, Holgate

· West Bank Park, Holgate

· Woodthorpe Green, Dringhouses

Councillor Keith Aspden, Executive Member for economic development and community engagement, said: “Thanks to this proposed funding, ten of York’s play parks will be significantly improved for children and families in the city. Hopefully this will provide more opportunities for children and young people to exercise in a fun and safe environment.”

If the allocation is approved the council will work with local communities to decide what sort of improvements are made to each playground to ensure the funding is spent in a way that will benefit each community.

The decision session of the executive member for economic development and community engagement will take place on 7 February at West Offices from 2pm and is open to members of the public or is available to watch later online from: www.york.gov.uk/webcasts

To find out more about the report, or to attend, visit: http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=735&Year=0

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