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Four more communities set for play area upgrades

YOUNGSTERS in four Swansea communities can look forward to enjoying new and upgraded play areas in the coming months.

brynmill play area artist impression

Work is starting this month on four great new play areas at Brynmill Park, the DFS play area in Morriston as well as in Manselton in Cwmbrwla and Blaenymaes in the Penderry Ward.

They come on top of work currently in progress to update play areas in Plasmarl, Gendros, Pontlliw, the Pheonix Centre and Clydach.

And plans for more are expected to be agreed over the coming months to bring to more than 50 the number of completed schemes under a hugely-popular programme that's benefited communities across Swansea.

Swings, carousels, climbing frames and multiplay units are all going to be features of the four new play areas where work is starting later this month, part of the council's ongoing £7m campaign to get children playing in their neighbourhoods.

Andrew Stevens, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure, said: "Since the end of the pandemic we've installed almost 50 new play areas or upgrades in neighbourhoods all across the city.

"Children have been thrilled by what they find and parents have been clamouring for more in places like Brynmill and Blaenymaes. That's why 15 new play areas are being scheduled for this year. We're very optimistic that they'll love what they see when the building is done.

"We're anticipating the four new upgrades our contractors are starting on this month should be ready in time for schools' Christmas holidays, which would be a great festive present for those communities."

Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism, said: "We made our play areas pledge a policy commitment because we saw just how important they were to young families and children as a free place to go as we all emerged from the pandemic.

"We wanted to continue to encourage opportunities to get out and about and from my visits to see the sites, it's very clear the feedback has been enormously positive."

Since the start of the play areas programme communities across Swansea have seen investment in areas including Mayhill, West Cross, Garnswllt, Bonymaen, Mawr, Grovesend, Penclawdd and Birchgrove.

To find out more about the council's biggest ever investment in play areas go to: A new generation of play areas for our children

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Last modified on 31 October 2023