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.
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.
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.