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Developer cash funds new playground in Wolverhampton

By Thomas Parkes | Penn | News | Published:

New play equipment is being installed in Wolverhampton after a public consultation was held last year.

Councillor Paul Singh and resident Steph Haynes at Windsor Avenue Playing Fields

Groundwork is taking place at Windsor Avenue Playing Fields in Penn, where a merry-go-round, swings and spring toys are being put in.

The scheme was given the go-ahead after Wolverhampton Council received money as part of a Section 106 agreement with developers.

Such agreements are made between local authorities and developers in a bid to mitigate the impact of housing schemes on the local area.

The site plan

Residents in the area where asked for their views on what the new equipment should look like during a three-week public consultation in May last year.

Councillor Paul Singh, who represents the area, said: "This refurbishment of the play equipment at the Windsor Avenue Playing Fields is long overdue, so I am delighted it is finally happening.

"Local schools and residents have been involved in shaping the plans for the new equipment, which is being funded by money received from a nearby residential development.

"Facilities such as play areas are vitally important for the health and wellbeing of our children, and I know that many families in the area will be pleased to see this new equipment being installed."

Steph Haynes, who lives in the area, said: "I am delighted to see the play equipment at Windsor Avenue being replaced with new equipment.

"This will make a huge difference to children and families in Penn. Having decent quality facilities like this is so important in making the area a family-friendly place to live. I would like to thank Councillor Singh for his help in making this happen."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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