R12008 New Play Area Set To Go In

Work to transform a Woodrow play area including brand new equipment is to start.

Redditch Borough Council is replacing old equipment and old safety surfacing with new at the Bengrove Road play area, as well as refurbishing the ‘spider climbing’ unit and fencing.

New ‘spider’ ground graphics will also be added to access pathways to encourage safer routes for children.

The works will start on February 5 and take about four weeks, using developer-funded planning contributions known as Section 106 money.

A tree that is too close to the play area is also being removed ahead of the works.

Cllr Pat Witherspoon, Redditch Borough Council’s portfolio holder for Leisure and Tourism, said: “We’re pleased to be making this latest improvement to play areas in the borough.

“Good play facilities are so important to so many people in Redditch and I’m sure the new play area will be well used.”

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An artist’s impression of how the new play area will be laid out, detailing the included ‘Boat Climber’ and ‘Mission Stealth’ units. Courtesy of Sutcliffe Play South West.