£1m for play spaces in Wiltshire parks

More than £1 million is to be spent on new adventurous play areas, including natural materials and sensory planting, in Wiltshire.

Wiltshire County Council will be developing 22 sites across the county over the next two years.

Trowbridge, Warminster, Corsham, Westbury, Colerne and Chippenham will be among the first centres to benefit from the project, which is part of the Government's Play Builders initiative.

Each site will receive around £50,000 and community teams will be set up so children, local residents and parish councils can take an active part in deciding what they want and how Wiltshire will spend its £1.1m.

Wiltshire County Council integrated services manager Annika Palmer said: "I'm extremely excited about this development.

"It's not just about fixed play equipment. Play spaces have to be inclusive and accessible. We need to give children and young people the opportunity to play in an adventurous and exciting way.

"These new areas will be innovative and stimulating but environmentally sensitive, using natural materials, landscaping and sensory planting."


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