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February
2014
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Work starts on new playground in east Leeds




Caption: Cllr Andrea McKenna and Cllr Mark Dobson start work on the new playground at Barley Hill Recreation Ground.



Work on a new children’s playground at a popular recreation ground in East Leeds has commenced this month.



As part of the £90,000 scheme set to be completed next month, old play equipment currently at Barley Hill Recreation Ground in Garforth will be replaced by a modern area for children to enjoy, and feature new swings, a bigger multi-unit climbing frame and roundabout.



New street furniture, litter bins and seats will also be installed at the recreation ground, which also has two well used bowling greens, tennis courts and two sports pitches that are used extensively by clubs’ in the local community.



Councillor Mark Dobson, executive board member for the environment said:



"It is fantastic news that work has now started to replace the old playground at Barley Hill Recreation Ground with a range of fantastic new equipment.



"This really does promise to be a superb place for youngsters to enjoy, and we can’t wait to see the final results when the project is completed and available for use."



Councillor Andrea McKenna, chair of the outer east area committee said:



"We are always on the lookout at our Area Committee to support initiatives that will provide great facilities for young people to enjoy, and this new playground at Barley Hill Recreation Ground certainly ticks all of the boxes."



Notes to editors:



Funding for the scheme was provided from: £53k (Section 106), £18k (local ward councillors), Area Committee (£13k) and £7k (Aire Valley Homes)



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Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

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