Highcliffe play park drop-in

A drop-in session is being held to get residents' views on the draft plans to upgrade Highcliffe play park in Spittal.

Thursday, 12th July 2018, 09:14 am
Updated Thursday, 12th July 2018, 10:11 am
Highcliffe play area

Plans are being drawn up for the installation of more play equipment, suitable for older children and a multi-use games area.

At the moment there is a limited amount of play equipment, which is predominantly suitable for the toddler age group.

Coun Georgina Hill, who represents Berwick East on Northumberland County Council, is investing a significant amount of her council local schemes allowance on the project.

She is seeking match funding from Berwick Town Council and also speaking to another organisation which may provide some additional funding.

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She said: “I hope as many residents as possible will come to this drop in with their children and give their feedback on the plans.

“Children in this area deserve a better play park and somewhere to enjoy sport, I look forward to hearing their thoughts.”

The multi-use games area could include goal posts and basketball hoops.

In recent years, play parks at Flagstaff Park, Osborne Place and Grove Gardens South have been revamped, along with the creation of Spittal splash park.

Coun Hill added; “With the work done in play plays elsewhere, there is an obvious gap in upper Spittal and children in the Highcliffe and Eastcliffe area deserve a decent play park too.”

The drop-in session is being held at the Jubilee Club, Highcliffe between 3pm and 6pm on Tuesday, July 17.