New equipment at the Canch promotes inclusive play in Worksop

New equipment at the Canch promotes inclusive play in Worksop

New inclusive play equipment has been installed at the Green Flag award-winning Canch Park in Worksop to encourage children with a range of abilities to play together.

The new inclusive items, located amongst the existing play equipment include:

  • Ability Swing with Enclosure - Wheelchair Swing
  • Ability Space Whirl - 1.9 m Inclusive Roundabout
  • Tubular Ally Glockenspiel Inclusive Free Standing Music Panel

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council said: “The introduction of inclusive play equipment at the Canch is part of our ongoing commitment to providing quality green spaces that can be enjoyed by our local community.

“The Canch already features changing places and disabled toilets. We hope that the addition of this inclusive equipment adds to the accessibility of the park, giving people greater confidence to use and enjoy it.”

“It isn’t possible to have equipment of this type in every neighbourhood park so we try to ensure that the facilities in our Green Flag parks are accessible to as many people as possible. We will also be seeing significant improvements to the water play area this spring and that is hugely enjoyed by young people of all abilities.”

The installation follows on from the results of a survey carried out by the Council that asked residents to have their say on the proposals, with 89% of respondents ‘strongly agreeing’ that the Canch should feature the inclusive play items. The additions to the park were also influenced by the successful installation and reception of inclusive play equipment at Kings’ Park in Retford.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 21, 2023