A council in South Wales has confirmed that a substantial project worth £600,000 will see accessible play equipment installed in local parks.
The project starting this month will take between four and six weeks and will involve the installation of wheelchair-accessible roundabouts in a number of parks in Penarth.
The installation and surfacing costs of some of the equipment is being provided by contractor Sunshine Playgrounds whilst SutcliffePlay is supplying equipment for Plassey Square park.
Councillor Lis Burnett, deputy leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, commented: “Play area designers considered a variety of issues when drawing-up their proposals for the upgrades in Penarth, including access, colour, a range of equipment that would provide diverse activities, and the provision of appropriate surfacing.
“We have been keen to ensure that children of all abilities are able to play together in our parks. These proposals are really exciting and will prove to be a major asset to Penarth.”
Anna Murphy, co-founder of Oshi’s World, a local charity that supports families of children with disabilities and special needs, said: “It’s wonderful to hear that the Vale of Glamorgan Council has upgraded the plans for these two play areas to include wheelchair accessible roundabouts. This will allow my son and his friends to enjoy the new facilities along with other children.”
Image: SutcliffePlay supplies inclusive roundabouts to park schemes