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Public event to showcase playground plans

Plans to expand playground facilities at Madley Park in Witney are to go on display to the public.

West Oxfordshire District Council has arranged for three designs for the scheme to be exhibited at a public consultation event on 28 January in a bid to gauge the views of the local community and potential users to help shape its future use.

The aim is to refurbish the existing facilities at Madley Park Playing Fields and expand them to include a range of new equipment aimed at teenagers.

Cllr Jeanette Baker, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Health, said: “While there have been facilities for under-12s on the site for some years, our aim is to create an area that can be used by young people of all ages.

“There are a significant number of teenagers who we know would welcome this opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy some great new play equipment. We look forward to hearing their views and those of the local community in general.”

Facilities such as a zip wire, trampoline and climbing equipment have been suggested.

The project is being overseen by a steering group made up of the Madley Park and Woodstock Road Witney Residents Associations, Woodgreen School, Witney youth charity Base 33, Thames Valley Police, Witney Town Council and West Oxfordshire District Council.

Pupils from Woodgreen School and young people from Base 33 will be also involved throughout the process providing valuable input from a teenage perspective.

The public consultation event takes place at Madley Park Hall on Saturday 28 January from 1-4pm.

Posted : 13/01/2017 18:22:04

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