New children’s play area opened on Corby estate

Rebecca Downey and Polina Whiteford get to grips with the new play area

Rebecca Downey and Polina Whiteford get to grips with the new play area

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A new children’s play area in Corby has been unveiled by residents.

The £50,000 project, built on the green separating Bonington Walk and Brangwyn Walk in the town, replaces a decades-old climbing frame and swing.

Representatives of the Hazel Leys Tenants’ and Residents’ Association, which secured the grant for the playground from Waste Recycling Environmental (Wren), marked the opening of the new facility with refreshments at the play area on Saturday, November 17.

Anne Smith, secretary of the association, described the old climbing frame as “tatty” and “neglected”.

“We had tried to get it replaced on a previous occasion but we were let down,” she added. “I hope lots and lots of children will use it.”

Cllr John McGee said he was happy something had been provided for local children. “There’s nothing else for a couple of miles for this age group,” he added.

“Children like to play in their own estate, and this is a fantastic green area which was missing something like this. We thought we had to do something.”