Plans drawn up for play park renovations

Exciting plans have been drawn up for the refurbishment of a dilapidated play park in Tweedmouth.

Sunday, 2nd October 2016, 7:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 12:59 pm
Osborne Park

The design is just one being considered by Berwick Town Council, which have taken freehold responsibility for the park.

New swings, a see-saw, slide and climbing net are envisaged.

“Hopefully Berwick Town Council will get this park refurbished in the near future,” said Cllr Alex Gibson.

He added: “I’ve been a councillor for St Boisil ward in Tweedmouth for three-and-a-half years and I took up this challenge with no hesitation as the play park looked more of a dumping ground than a play park.

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“It’s taken a bit longer than I thought. I had to find funding, numerous site visits with reps, meetings with Four Housing for the surrounding areas and with all that the town council was in dire straits with internal upheaval – and still is.”

He said the town council planned to tackle the play parks it now has responsibility for on a one-by-one basis as funds become available.

“All the play parks need some kind of work done to them, repairs or new equipment,” he said.

“The town council does not have the funds to do them all at once so we’re doing them in stages.”

The condition of Osborne play park was recently raised with Northumberland County Council by Cllr Georgina Hill and by a resident at a town council meeting.