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Rain failed to dampen the spirits of children at the opening of a refurbished play park in Warfield

Published: 20 May 2014 17:000 comments

YOUNGSTERS ignored the wet weather to help reopen a refurbished play park in Warfield.

Sam McDonald and Bradley Cordwell, both seven, try the equipment at the refurbished play park in Goddard Way.

Children from Warfield CofE Primary School joined Bracknell Forest councillors in opening the play park in Goddard Way last Thursday.

Undeterred by wet weather, the youngsters had a go on the revamped facilities, which included a new see-saw, climbing frame, a ‘springer’ and swings for older children. Steel fencing at the site has also been replaced and a new bin and bench have been installed.

Work on the park started in January but due to the inclement weather, work was delayed to wait for the ground to dry out before the refurbishment could be finished. The refurbishment was paid for by the council through its capital programme and cost £38,000.

The children were joined by Cllr Iain McCracken, the council’s executive member for culture, corporate services and public protection and Cllr Clifton Thompson, of Warfield Harvest Ride ward, in reopening the park.

Cllr Thompson said: “Despite it raining on the day I think the play area is in a very nice setting.

“I think the equipment that has both been installed and refurbished looks very good and I think children will really enjoy it.

“I think it will be a very popular play park.”

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