Bid for Ipswich park play areas

IPSWICH play bosses are launching a bid for lottery funding to get two new adventure play areas and a mobile play project for the towns kids.

IPSWICH play bosses are bidding for lottery funding to get two new adventure play areas and a mobile play project for the towns kids.

Leisure chiefs at Ipswich Borough Council have drawn up plans for adventure play, skate and ball game areas at Chantry Park and Bramford Road recreation ground, and a mobile play project to take play to parts of the town where play access is limited.

It is now applying for £300,000 of lottery funding to secure the facilities.

The Ipswich Play About scheme bid comes hot on the heels of the council's play strategy, which identified areas of need in the town.


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Councillor Judy Terry, responsible for arts, culture and leisure, said: “We have already invested more than a million pounds in improving play provision and schemes like the one at Holywells Park are proving very popular.

“Now we want to go another step further and provide even more first-class free play facilities for children and young people and their carers across the town.”

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The council's play strategy was written after extensive consultation with youngsters, families, schools and community groups.

The message received was that communities want good and safe facilities for children and young people to develop play skills and social skills.

The council submitted its bid for lottery cash this week.

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