Exciting new play area for Kilton

St Augustines Play Area

Children in Kilton will have an exciting new play area to use by spring 2017 thanks to a partnership between Bassetlaw District Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Work on the £145k project, which is being constructed by Kompan Playgrounds Ltd, has already started within the grounds of St Augustine’s School and will feature toddler and junior play zones, as well as a multi-use games area (MUGA). The range of play equipment includes swings, a zip wire, carousels, climbing frames, activity panels and much more.

Jackie Ryan, Head of St Augustine’s School, said: “We are all very excited about the forthcoming play area. We have been working very hard on this project for a long time so it is fantastic to see it finally appearing. The children of St. Augustine’s can’t wait to make the best of this amazing facility and we are delighted to be able to offer something that will provide extra opportunities for the wider community too. I would like to thank all parties involved in making this happen particularly Bassetlaw District Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.”

Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “This playground will be a fantastic addition to the area and I’m sure that children in Kilton can’t wait to test it out. It is also a significant investment by Bassetlaw District Council, in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, to provide much needed leisure and play facilities for this community.”

Cllr Jo White, Deputy Leader of Bassetlaw District Council and Ward Member for Worksop East, said: “Until now, children in the Kilton area did not have a play area, so this project is extremely important for the younger members of this community. It has taken a lot of hard work and campaigning by all ward councillors from both Bassetlaw and Nottinghamshire to enable this to happen, so it’s fantastic to finally see it come to fruition.”

Cllr Alan Rhodes, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council said: “This is a really exciting facility which will have something for children and young people of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. This will be a great asset for the local community, delivered thanks to excellent partnership working between the County and District councils. Special credit should go to County Councillor Glynn Gilfoyle, who has worked incredibly hard over a number of years to get this project off the ground. “

The project is a joint scheme between Bassetlaw District Council, which is providing £105k of funding, and Nottinghamshire County Council, which is providing the location of the playground and £40k of funding from its Supporting Local Communities fund.

The project has also been campaigned for and supported by Ward members from both councils, in addition to staff at St Augustine’s school and the local community.

Published: Wednesday 01 February 2017