Work begins on £80,000 makeover for Wakefield play area

Work has begun on an £80,000 makeover at a popular children's playground in Wakefield.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 4:45 pm

The Jubilee Hall Play Park, in Lupset, will get new toddler and junior play equipment, including a roundabout, see-saw, trim trail, overhead rotator and a large single point swing for multi-user and inclusive play, as part of the upgrade.

Other features including a zip line, upgraded large junior multi-play unit and all new safety surfacing, along with bins and an upgrade of the perimeter fence.

Councillor Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Communities and Poverty, said: “The new improved play area will be great for families and young people.

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Work has begun on an £80,000 makeover at a popular children's playground in Wakefield. Councillors Hilary Mitchell, Kevin Swift and Michael Graham at the play area.

"As part of the bid process we consulted with local people and this is what they told us they wanted so I am delighted that Lupset will benefit from this investment.

“This is a fantastic example of how the community, local councillors and the Council can work together to improve life for local people.”

Funding for the scheme was secured by the council, with £60,000 of funding from the Local Authorities Parks Improvement Fund and a further £20,000 provided by Local Capital Grants.

The Local Capital Grants programme sees £50,000 allocated each year to each of the Council’s 21 wards to fund projects that will improve the lives of local residents.

The project has been supported by Councillors Hilary Mitchell, Kevin Swift and Michael Graham.

Work is expected to be completed at the end of October.