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Boston play areas get £150,000 of new equipment

New equipment installations in Boston play areas are now complete.

In June 2023 Boston Town Area Committee (BTAC) agreed that £150,000 of play area improvements could go ahead following recommendations for improvement which were put forward after a tour of the BTAC-funded open spaces and play areas was carried.

The new equipment can be found in children's play areas at Central Park, Woodville Road, St John's and Garfits Lane.

Woodville Road sees the previous pirate ship replaced after it was destroyed by a fire back in September 2022. The improvements to Central Park includes new surfaced areas, picnic benches and tables, a large horse springer, new water lilies with four way springers and a little mermaid, ugly duckling and castle playground framed unit.

Then at St Johns Park you will find a new large three-piece pirate ship complete with climbing net which is aimed to inspire and attract play again and again. The strong themed ship inspires dramatic play, and the variation of climbing, gliding and sliding attracts play on end, again and again, year after year and at Garfit's Lane Park you we see two new concrete table tennis tables with tarmac bases.

Councillor Andy Izard, Portfolio Holder for Communities (Place) inc Parks and Open Spaces, said: "These additional pieces of modern play equipment was chosen taking into account what is missing for our local children and families and adding to the facilities alongside the already popular Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGA), Skate Parks, basketball areas and much more and designed to be inclusive for all.

"It is wonderful to see these well used parks get upgrades and already are being enjoyed by families from across the borough as well as visitors to our town."

Councillor Barrie Pierpoint, Chairman of BTAC, said: "I am thrilled that we were able to secure funding and install new playground equipment and upgrades which I am sure will make a positive impact to local communities and visitors of Boston."

Chair of Boston Big Local, Richard Tory, said: "On the completion of the work at St John's play area, we have now funded a piece of play equipment in every play area in the Boston Big Local. We are so proud of this achievement and, as we have now entered our final year, this latest play equipment is the crown of top for us."

All works were funded by Boston Town Area Committee, Boston Borough Council, Boston Big Local and local charity Local Hope.