Flagstaff Park work finally due to start

Long-awaited plans to upgrade the dilapidated Flagstaff play park beside Berwick's ramparts are about to start.

Friday, 1st July 2016, 11:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 11:38 am
Flagstaff Park

The project was scheduled to begin on Monday but has been delayed for Northumbrian Water to do some work.

Once it does get under way, Historic England requires a qualified person to investigate each bucket of soil removed due to the archaeological proximity of the historic walls.

Meanwhile, Berwick Town Council’s finance committee has agreed to buy a disabled swing with an extra harness for around £2,500. It was also decided to store the harness in a locker with a radar key to open.

Cllr Alex Gibson thought the harness may be able to be attached to the swing by rivets.

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The council has allocated £80,000 for the refurbishment which includes swings, slides, climbing frames, rope ladders, roundabout and see-saw. It has appointed play equipment manufacturer Kompan for the project.