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Pottery Park Playground

September 8, 2017

Wicksteed has recently designed and installed a brand new play area, situated on the Pottery Park field in  the Cumbrian parish of Dearham, a large, long village with a number of housing estates and a lot of children, which needed a new playground as the existing facilities were described by local children as being “old and boring”.

With £70k funding from Section 106 monies, the Parish Council decided to apply for further grants so that a centrally located play area could be made available for all the children and not just those on the new housing estates. In short, approximately £27k of further funding was secured which meant that this exciting new project could commence.

Following public consultation in the village, including the distribution of questionnaires to both children and carers, and involvement from the local Primary School, Youth Project, Playgroup and the Boys and Girls Brigades, Wicksteed’s design was chosen as the overwhelming favourite.  It was unanimously agreed that the scheme Wicksteed submitted had catered for all ages, was most attractive, accessible to all, forward-thinking and fitted well into the given surroundings.  It was also noted that this design represented excellent value for money, but most importantly, it was what the village wanted.

George Scott, Chair of the Parish Council: “This new play area has provided the village with an exciting area for children to enjoy for many years to come. It has provided somewhere safe and accessible to play, with tarmac paths throughout and linkways to the footpath through the site.”


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Adrian and cllr and Mayor at pottery park

Written by: Andy Prentice
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