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New £120,000 Grimsbury play park swings into action

Pictured from the left, are park ranger Steve Berry, deputy town clerk Mark Hassall, town mayor Cllr Nicholas Turner, Cllr Clarke, Grimsbury councillor Margaret Cullip, and parks officer Samantha Hartwell

Pictured from the left, are park ranger Steve Berry, deputy town clerk Mark Hassall, town mayor Cllr Nicholas Turner, Cllr Clarke, Grimsbury councillor Margaret Cullip, and parks officer Samantha Hartwell

Moorfield Park play area in Banbury’s Grimsbury area has re-opened after a £120,000 refit.

The area has been resurfaced and new play equipment has been installed.

The facelift followed a public consultation on improvements, with residents’ views taken into account in the final design.

Moorfield is the latest park to receive a makeover by Banbury Town Council.

Councillor Colin Clarke, chairman of the council’s general services committee, said: “I’m sure the finished area will meet everyone’s approval and will be well used.

“The council seeks to keep play areas up-to-date and fit for purpose and this means making sure that playground equipment is modern and safe and meets the expectations of today’s young people.” He added: “A great deal of thought went into planning the play area and local people were listened to.”

A two-week public consultation on the improvements was held in August when residents and park users were able to put forward their own ideas.

The play area was officially opened on Friday after town councillors and officers inspected the improvements.

Pictured above from the left are park ranger Steve Berry, deputy town clerk Mark Hassall, town mayor Nicholas Turner, councillor Colin Clarke, Grimsbury councillor Margaret Cullip and parks officer Samantha Hartwell.

 

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