Children in Orbiston celebrate new play area

Braehead Tenants and Residents Association worked with CultureNL Play Services and the council to make a new play area a reality

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The facility - known locally as Spider Park - includes a trampoline, a cableway, swings, a toddler climbing-unit, climbing-net with slide, wheelchair accessible roundabout, tyre-swing, rope-end-swing and picnic tables.

Councillor Reddin, Convener of the Local Area Partnership, said: "The creation of this fantastic new play with the help of local people, especially young people, following extensive community consultation.

"It's a fantastic place for local youngsters to enjoy and is a direct result of Culture NL Play Services and North Lanarkshire Council working in partnership with the local community." 

Bellshill Local Area Partnership gave £78,000 from the Local Development Programme for the facility at Braehead Drive.

Emma Robertson, from Braehead Tenants and Residents, said: "We'd like to thank the Local Area Partnership for providing funding for the new play area which is going to make a real difference to the children in our area.  

"I'd also like to thank everyone for coming along to the opening of our play park including our committee, local councillors, helpers, families and to local shop Tiffan for donating the refreshments."

Pupils from Sacred Heart and Lawmuir Primary Schools entered a competition to design a sign for the new play park and the winners Annalise Gribbon and Jayden Young were presented with their prizes at the opening event.

The community gathered to celebrate the official opening of the new facility on Saturday 5th May June 2018 along with local councillors Harry Curran, Angela Campbell, Jordan Linden and Jim Reddin.

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