Vision for Harpenden play area
A new play area is set to transform an unused plot of land in Batford. Work has begun on the play area, which has been designed to meet specific local needs after a series of consultation sessions with local residents. The land is adjacent to Porters Hill
A new play area is set to transform an unused plot of land in Batford.
Work has begun on the play area, which has been designed to meet specific local needs after a series of consultation sessions with local residents.
The land is adjacent to Porters Hill open space and will include a zip-wire, basket swing and a wooden climbing frame, all requested by local youths.
Bins, cycle racks, trees and other planting and landscaping are also included in the design. It is hoped that a later phase of the project will involve further equipment being installed for younger children.
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Chris Grey, chairman of Batford Community Action Group, said: "A great deal of thought has gone into the design of the park to make sure it's what the community really wants."
The play area was designed by Ground-work Hertfordshire and funded by local councils, the Depart-ment for Children, Schools and Families, The Harpenden Trust, London Luton Airport Community Trust Fund, Cllr Bernard Lloyd, Hertfordshire Police Authority and RWE Npower Renewables.
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