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New play area open for fun!

Release Date: 25-Nov-2014
Children of all ages on the Riddings estate in Huddersfield have a new play area to enjoy, thanks to a unique community fund that continues to transform the Deighton and Brackenhall area.
The new play zone was officially opened by the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Ken Smith

The new play zone was officially opened by the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Ken Smith

The Riddings Road playground features a new multi-use games area, which has been incorporated into an existing playground for younger children. The new equipment means that older children also now have somewhere safe to play – something the community had specifically asked for. The addition of new walls, paths and landscaping have also improved the overall appearance of the area.

The new £150,000 play zone was made possible through investment from the Deighton Brackenhall Initiative (DBI), which uses income from house sales in the area to invest in the local community. Additional funding came from Sita and Veolia waste management company trusts. The project was managed by Groundwork with support from Kirklees Council and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing.

The play area was officially opened on 22 November by the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Ken Smith.

DBI Chief Officer, Andi Briggs, said: “every evening I see this site being used by local children & young people. I am really pleased that DBI has been able to secure investment to provide the improvements we have made to date. Feedback has been extremely positive”.
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