Children’s town play park opens after £10k revamp

Representatives of Shout4Residents, Melton Borough Council and local police attended the play area opening
Representatives of Shout4Residents, Melton Borough Council and local police attended the play area opening
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A children’s play area in Melton has officially reopened following a £10,000 revamp.

The transformation of the park, just off Avon Road and Blyth Avenue Green, includes new modern play equipment designed for children of all ages and abilities.

The improvements were carried out by community group Shout4Residents after a successful bid to the Big Lottery Fund in August 2014.

Chairperson John Bellamy said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to the Big Lottery Fund for all their support. Without them this wouldn’t have been possible.

“Members of the committee and all who have helped complete this project all deserve a huge amount of praise.

“It’s great that the play area is finally ready and it gives the children somewhere to play safely and securely.”

Youngsters will now be able to take advantage of the state-of-the-art equipment which includes swings for toddlers, a climbing frame, slides and a spring seesaw.

A new metal safety fence has also been installed around the perimeter.

Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund England grant making director, said: “This project run by Shout4Residents is an excellent example of people working together to help others in their community.

“We awarded £10,000 to install a new playground and it’s great news that the play area is now open. We hope it will be enjoyed by local children for many years to come.”

Shout4Residents is a community group for residents living in the South of Melton.

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at the Edge Children’s Centre, off Dalby Road, and the group also organises coffee mornings every Friday from 9-11am.