Local children have say in new play area in Brinnington Park

Youngsters in Brinnington have had a say in deciding the new equipment in their beloved play area as part of Stockport Council’s ongoing regeneration plans.

Local children have say in new play area in Brinnington Park

In a bid to ensure that children living in the area had a say on what was included in the play area, pupils at Westmoorland Primary and St Paul’s C of E Primary were tasked with voting on what new equipment should be installed in the park.

For older children, the park now features a new climbing frame, with a slide and monkey bars. In addition, the schoolchildren decided on a new trampoline, swings, basket swing, roundabout and balancing equipment.

Infants have not been left out, and new equipment will now include a new set of swings, a new slide that connects to a series of mounds and stepping stones, a hoop structure for children to play under and two new ‘springers’.

Stockport’s Mayor, Cllr Laura Booth, was on hand to officially open the park in a ceremony held on Friday, June 14.

Cllr Sheila Bailey, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to work with local children to refurbish the play area in Brinnington Park, it’s looking great.

“It is vitally important that children remain active and enjoy spending time outdoors.

“We hope that the new equipment will encourage more youngsters to enjoy time with their friends in what is a fantastic environment.”