Residents living near the park in Barnard Way in Cannock are being given the opportunity to feedback on the design of the new play area which is due to be completed this year.
In January 2023, Cannock Chase Council’s Cabinet agreed to fund improvements to this play area in Cannock.
The costs to deliver the improvements will be met from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds from the Cannock East ward at a cost of £88,000.
CIL ward funding has come from significant housing developments over the last 5 years and Cannock East Ward Members have requested that the money be spent on the play area, which borders Barnard Way and Cannock Road in Cannock.
The Council will also use £8,750 donated by The Forest of Mercia Community Interest Company (CIC) for planting trees and shrubs.
The existing equipment on the Barnard Way play area was installed in 1991 and is not inclusive.
The refurbishments will include, the provision of a new accessible and equipped play area, new formal hard surfaced footpaths and tree planting.
Work is anticipated to start in the summer with completion due autumn 2023.
The Council is now seeking the views of local residents on the design of the new play area. Leaflets are being delivered around the local area over the next week and residents are being encouraged to complete the short online survey. The closing date is Monday 17 July.
Councillor John Preece, Portfolio Leader for Parks, Culture and Heritage said “It is great to see that we are giving local residents the opportunity to provide feedback on the design of this play area. I know this play area well and have many fond memories of playing there as a child.
"We are committed to providing good quality parks, play areas and open spaces across the District and I can’t wait to see the finished play area being used by the local community”.
To find out more about this development and access the survey, visit www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/newparks