Investment in Play Area at Central Parkway

The refurbishments at Central Park Play Area are now complete, and it has been transformed once again into a colourful and welcoming activity area for the children of the town to enjoy.

The birds nest swing as been replaced and two new pieces of play equipment have been added; Bloqx2  and a multispinner along with adding an inclusive swing seat to an existing set of swings.Equipment was supplied and installed by Kompan Ltd.

Bloqx2 – Two climbing elements combined, different climbing angles appear where the climber can use grips placed on opposite sides and find foothold in corners.  This can make the climbing easier for the beginner but can also open up challenges for an advanced climber who may choose to use only the most tricky placed grips.  Bloqx2 also comes with curriculum compliant lesson plans for Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 which we will be sharing with Grace Darling Campus.

The Multispinner carousel is a thoroughly tested piece of fun social play and balance training unique in function as there are 5 seats.  Children can work the carousel up to quite a speed which is thrilling, exciting and fun!

The inclusive swing seat is suitable for adults and children of varied abilities with a weight capacity of 70kg.

The wetpour safety surfacing has also received a face list  by Abacus Playgrounds with worn areas repaired and replaced where required – it certainly makes the play area look so much brighter!

The refurbishment scheme cost in excess of £25,000 being funded in majority by Newbiggin by the Sea Town Council with a grant contribution of £7,385 from Northumberland County Council’s Housing Developer Fund.

Liz Simpson, County Councillor for Newbiggin Central and East, said ‘I’m delighted by the completion of the work to Central Parkway, the addition of new play equipment is very welcome for the children of all ages in Newbiggin by the Sea – Well done to the Town Council for making this happen!’

Malcolm Peden, Chair of the Town Council,  welcomed the investment in the play area,  He commentedI am sure the new play equipment will be well used by lots of local children and families visiting the area too.’

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