Artist's impression of refurbished Alconbury Close play ground, featuring children enjoying the equipment.

Children and families in Great Sankey have plenty of exciting play days ahead, thanks to a new project to revamp Alconbury Close playground.

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Work is about to get under way on the complete refurbishment of the playground, transforming it from a tiny pocket park with limited play value into an exciting new space, fully equipped to provide valuable play experiences for local children.

The investment of more than £40,000, which is being provided by the council, will breathe new life into the play area, with a range of fantastic play equipment aimed at children aged 2-8.

New additions to the playground will include a mini swing, elephant springy, spinning turnstile and ‘toddler express’ train. Children will also be able to enjoy using a sign language play panel and communicate with each other across the play area using ‘talking mobile phones’.

Warrington Borough Council Leader, Cllr Russ Bowden, said: “This is a fantastic project and a great example of the work we are doing to invest in our playgrounds and build inclusive play and activity into all of Warrington’s communities.

“The new-look Alconbury Close playground will be a real asset for the local area, providing an excellent environment for children to get active and have fun.”

Great Sankey South ward councillor, Mo Hussein, is supporting the project. He said: "I understand just how import high-quality outdoor play facilities are for children and families.

“I’m proud to have led on securing this investment to create a new and improved playground for our community to enjoy.

“The new play area will bring significant health, social and wellbeing benefits to local children and families for years to come.”

The project will be delivered by contractor Wicksteeds Leisure, with work due to be completed in the Autumn.

31 August 2023