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Title: Childrens playground
Post by: jaybee on April 27, 2013, 10:05:57 AM
Does anyone have any news on when and if the Waverley St playground is to re open.It's such a well used playground and much missed judging by the howls of despair I've heard on passing there....and that's just from the parents ;)





Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: christopher on April 28, 2013, 09:11:01 AM
With summer hopefully "just around the corner" you'd expect some work being done now. Is any 106 money going toward this?
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: susan on April 28, 2013, 02:15:41 PM
Looking at the photographs and the wording of the notice it wouldn't surprise me if this is the start of the removal of the play ground. They are directing people to Weir Lane and Bath Road so there isn't really any incentive to improve this one and I doubt that any of the trees will be removed.

Is this the thin end of the wedge to clear the area for development? :-\
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: christopher on April 28, 2013, 02:33:11 PM
I have now emailed the council. Will post any reply I receive.
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: Cllr Lynn Denham on April 29, 2013, 12:57:36 PM
I was in the same meeting as Warwick Neale last week and asked him about the Diglis playground afterwards.  He thought that the repairs would probably be dependent on the Section 106 money and the overall plans for those funds.
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: Claire E on April 30, 2013, 09:59:41 AM
Thanks for asking Lynn. What I would really like to know is how long is it going to take? Months? A year? Longer?
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: christopher on April 30, 2013, 01:54:44 PM
Might be easier to issue all kids with a crash helmet?

 ;)
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: christopher on December 03, 2013, 10:04:57 AM
Bumped into David Sutton yesterday morning who told me that the play area equipment has now been ordered!  :)
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: jaybee on December 16, 2013, 02:42:30 PM
The work was started this morning :)
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: Claire E on December 21, 2013, 08:31:38 PM
It's looking good, the boys can't wait to try it out!  :)
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: christopher on December 22, 2013, 03:29:12 PM
Yep, looks good. I assume the new play equipment behind the contractor cages will be moved in to replace the existing play area and not left there as an extension? 
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: Claire E on December 22, 2013, 04:30:39 PM
As far as I know it's staying to the side for now and will eventually be moved to wherever the playground goes when the 106 improvements are carried out.
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: jaybee on January 07, 2014, 11:41:20 PM
The new play area at Waverley St should be open from this Thursday 9th January 2014.

We are hoping that next week the local press will be there for a photo opportunity so please bring along your children to give this area a full blown testing.
Time and date to be announced.  :)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz258/diglis/newplayground01.jpg)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz258/diglis/newplayground03.jpg)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz258/diglis/newplayground02.jpg)
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: jaybee on January 08, 2014, 03:46:36 PM
The barriers have been moved,and it looks as tho' the play area is open for business.

None of this would have been done without our secretary Claire's emails,phone calls,bringing the playground subject up at various meetings,posting on the website and contacting the council on a regular basis.She never gave up,and Diglis fields now has a new play area thanks to her tenacity :)

Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: christopher on January 09, 2014, 01:27:56 PM
Good work Claire, well done! :)
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: Claire E on January 10, 2014, 10:29:03 PM
Thanks all, but it definitely wouldn't have happened at all without all the people who turned up at our public meeting and made it clear to the council that they wanted a playground ASAP! Thanks to Cllr Riaz for taking our concerns forward and to David Sutton at Cleaner & Greener for getting the work done.
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: Claire E on January 19, 2014, 02:31:05 PM
Just visited the play area again, lovely to see so many children out there using it today  :)
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: Eco Warrior on January 23, 2014, 10:19:47 PM
I agree it looks brilliant. Glad to hear it's being used. Does anyone know if a perimeter fence to keep kids in and dogs out is planned!

Also what's the saucer shaped object used for?
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: jaybee on January 24, 2014, 02:46:56 PM
The saucer shaped object is a roundabout.You plonk the child in it,and whizz it round.It tips and wobbles too...the kids love it.Wouldn't mind a go on it myself....
There are holes drilled in the base so there's no chance of anyone drowning in it.

The new playground might be moved when the 106 money begins to be spent,but there was such an outcry when the old playground was closed,Claire (Friends secretary) began a campaign to have the old playground improved and reopened,or a totally new playground installed.
The city council agreed to install new equipment(which we understand will be reused if and when the new playground is moved).
I'm not sure if the council will put fencing around it until all the plans for the 106 money are in place.I agree it does need fencing,but it was vitally important to have a place for children to play,regardless of if it was fenced or not.
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: Eco Warrior on January 24, 2014, 11:13:58 PM
Hi JB, thanks for the info. When you do try the saucer can you please make sure photos are uploaded here! :)
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: jaybee on January 25, 2014, 10:54:11 AM
Definately :)
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: christopher on February 02, 2014, 01:24:48 PM
Nice to see it being used yet again today.  :)
Title: Re: Childrens playground
Post by: gsullivan on May 08, 2014, 12:35:35 PM
Can I just say the new playground is amazing, it's nice to see the park full, unlike when I was little and use to play on the old one! My little sister certainly had fun. What's happening to the old park?