Play Services

Recognising the importance of play in North Lanarkshire

The importance of play has been recognised nationally with the vision from the Play Strategy for Scotland stating, 'We want Scotland to be the best place to grow up. A nation which values play as a life-enhancing daily experience for all our children and young people; in their homes, nurseries, schools and communities'.

In North Lanarkshire we are working for this to become a reality and since March 2018 we have seen a total investment of £1,471,000 in the creation of a range of exciting and innovative community play spaces that are accessible and inclusive across the whole authority area. The overall investment includes monies from the Community Matters Local Development Programme and grants from WREN and Paterson's Quarries administered through Landtrust.

Together with local communities especially children and young people the Community Partnership Team develop sites that will become the focal point for communities, where children and young people will visit for years to come while enjoying the many benefits of outdoor play.

As investment continues there will be 13 new play areas or upgrades including sites at Dunbrach Road and Sandyknowes Road, Cumbernauld plus Waterloo Park, Shotts. These sites are due for completion by Summer 2019 at a total cost of £518,000 thanks to funding from the Community Matters Local Development Programme and the Campsies Board.

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