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New play equipment for Princess Street

New play equipment for Princess Street


Chesterfield Borough Council is delighted to be able to welcome local children back to Princess Street play area, bringing a world of imagination play zone to Brimington.


The play area, which cost more than £50,000 to install, was officially re-opened on Wednesday 15 July by local Councillors Tricia Gilby, Terry Gilby and Stuart Brittain, alongside children from Henry Bradley Infant School, Brimington, who were on hand to try out the new play equipment.


Councillor Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “Investing in the borough’s play areas is so important. They provide a place for families to socialise and for children and young people to play together and get closer to nature.


“We have worked closely with our funding partners to help deliver this fantastic new play area at Princess Street. I hope that local residents will create lots of great memories in this space for many years to come.”


Work on the site began in May 2020 and the play area has seen a complete transformation with new equipment and new surfaces installed. The new Princess Street Play Area has been purposely designed, with input from pupils at Henry Bradley Infant School, to provide a selection of equipment for all ages including a small play tower for young children, multiple swing sets, balance bars, roundabouts and much more, which will open a world of imagination to local children.


The funding for the new play equipment was provided by a Viridor Credits grant of £47,000 and a £7,500 grant from the Derbyshire County Council Community Programme Initiative. Installation was organised by Chesterfield Borough Council.


Following the Government’s direction that play areas and outdoor gyms could re-open, the council has been working hard to safely re-open all of its facilities. A number of measures have been introduced to ensure that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable time when visiting, whilst still maintaining social distancing.


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