Playground makeover on Banbury estate has got the thumbs up from residents

A £46,000 makeover at Ferriston play area in Banbury has won the approval of local residents.

Monday, 4th January 2021, 10:36 am
Updated Monday, 4th January 2021, 10:40 am
The newly refurbished play area at Ferriston, Banbury

The work, carried out in December, has turned an out-dated playground into a bright, modern, user-friendly facility.

The four-week refurbishment included the installation of new play equipment, laying a safer soft surface and creating an additional entrance.

There is a built-in floor trampoline - the first in Banbury - a multi-play unit, swings and play equipment designed for under-eights. The amenity is now disabled-friendly and much more inviting.

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The old playground closed in early December to enable the modernisation to take place.

The play area is owned and maintained by Banbury Town Council and Cllr Colin Clarke, chairman of the council’s general services committee, said: “The feedback from parents in the area has been extremely positive and everyone seems impressed with the new equipment. Residents are delighted with the new features – particularly the disabled facilities and the safer surface.

“This is part of a continuous programme of play area refurbishments that has been running for a number of years and will continue into the future.”