Refurbishment of play area starts on Tweedmouth estate

Contractors started the refurbishment of Grove Gardens South play park in Tweedmouth on Monday.

Thursday, 12th January 2017, 06:53 am
Contractors begin refurbishment work at Grove Gardens play park in Tweedmouth.

New play equipment is being installed, with repairs also being carried out to some of the existing equipment.

The £30,000 project, being delivered by Berwick Town Council, is expected to take three weeks.

Councillors Karin Graham and Paul Hodgson

It is funding £18,000, supplemented by £12,000 won through the Bags of Help initiative run by Tesco and Groundwork at the former’s Tweedmouth store.

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Town councillors Paul Hodgson and Karin Graham, who helped bring the project together, are delighted to see work under way.

“This work will transform the park to a one with state of the art play equipment aimed at children age eight-plus,” they said.

“This will include a windsurfing simulator and a climbing pole to simulate rock climbing. There will also be a full new set of swings including a basket swing suitable for the use of children with disabilities.

Councillors Karin Graham and Paul Hodgson

“Berwick Town Council is extremely pleased to have been able to bring this project to a successful conclusion for the benefit of the families of the area.”

Work on the £35,000 refurbishment of the Osborne Road play park in Tweedmouth is also expected to start in the next few weeks.

The scheme will include swings, springers, seesaw, roundabout, wide slide and climbing frame. The current tarmac will also be replaced with a safety surface.

The town council also recently completed an £80,000 revamp of the Flagstaff play park next to the Rose Gardens which has received excellent public feedback.

Cllr Georgina Hill, speaking at Monday’s full council, welcomed the positive play-park news. She said the Highcliffe play park in Spittal was an obvious next target for repairs.