Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council wins £1.1m play area grants

Stockport council has won £1.1m from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to build new or refurbish 22 play spaces across the borough over the next two years.

The project will be delivered through Stockport's Play Partnership, including Stockport council, Stockport Homes and NPS Group.

Feedback and ideas from children and young people have been incorporated into the plans for the new play areas, which include new facilities such as climbing boulders, basket swings, rock stacks, aerial runways and embankment slides.

Norman Hudson, service director for regeneration and leisure, said: "It's great that residents, especially children and young people, in Stockport have been heavily involved in shaping these exciting play facilities. It is important that young people do at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day to stay healthy and the new facilities will make it even easier to achieve that."

Andrew Webb, corporate director or Stockport Council's Children & Young People's Directorate, added: "Play is vital both in the development of young people and in creating child-friendly communities. This fantastic project will offer new stimulating and challenging environments for young people to explore and develop their abilities."

The project, which will be delivered in two phases over two years, is expected to be completed by spring 2011, with the first phase completing by spring 2010.

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