Job Done - Oxfordshire play area

Hook Norton campaigners succeeded in securing a £47,000 grant from the Government's Playbuilder initiative for a local playground scheme after its future was threatened along with hundreds of other projects due to public spending cutbacks.

Hook Norton Parish Council, which raised a total of £99,000 for the scheme, carried out extensive consultation with local residents to develop proposals for the new play area.

Designers at Playdale then incorporated the ideas into plans for the 65x35m space. New equipment chosen for the site included laminated timber climbing frames, Safer Grass matting, swings and mound tunnels. The project was completed in February.

Contractor: Playdale.

Client: Hook Norton Parish Council

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