Youngsters welcome opening of new play area in Corby

Oakley Vale children with Cllr Judy Caine, Paul Balmer (chairman of Oakley Vale Community Association) and Kevin Williams (Leisure Manager Sports and Play Development, Corby Council)

Oakley Vale children with Cllr Judy Caine, Paul Balmer (chairman of Oakley Vale Community Association) and Kevin Williams (Leisure Manager Sports and Play Development, Corby Council)

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Youngsters have the chance to play in the Land of the Giants with the opening of a new play area.

As well as welcoming in the New Year, children and families have welcomed the official opening of a new play area in Butland Road, Corby, this week.

Families from the Oakley Vale area will be able to get some fresh air while having fun on the new equipment.

Thanks to a £75,000 grant awarded by WREN through the Landfill Communities Fund, Corby Council was able to add the new attraction to the list of play areas around the borough by building this new park for all ages.

The new area has a Land of the Giants theme, which means that all of the play equipment is based around giant insects for nature loving youngsters living in the borough.

Corby Council’s lead member for community, Cllr John McGhee, said: “We are very pleased to have officially opened up the new play facility in Oakley Vale area.

“It is another fantastic addition for the youngsters in this community.

“Anything that we can do to encourage our youngsters to play safely outside is definitely something that we should be doing, so we are very thankful for the support from WREN to be able to complete this project.

“It is great to see that the play equipment is already very popular in the area and I’m sure it will bring years of fun for many families.”

The total cost of the project was £130,000, with Corby Council providing the rest of the funding.

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