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Planned £90k work on Courage Playing Fields begins

PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:04 08 July 2019

Chairman of the community and health committee, Councillor Cliff Poppy at Courage Playing Fields. Picture: Brentwood Borough Council

Chairman of the community and health committee, Councillor Cliff Poppy at Courage Playing Fields. Picture: Brentwood Borough Council

Brentwood Borough Council

The £90,000 renovation work on Courage Playing Fields has begun.

Courage Playing Fields. Picture: Brentwood Borough CouncilCourage Playing Fields. Picture: Brentwood Borough Council

The scheme, which consists of new swings, a tower unit with climbing frame, see-saw, roundabout, springys and other sensory equipment together with new seating, at the grounds in Chelmsford Road started last week.

The news comes as the council announced further refurbishment plans for River Road costing £150,000, Hutton Recreation £250,000, North Road £175,000, Crescent Road £250,000, Ingrave Johnson £100,000 and Bishops Hall £175,000 as part of a five year programme to improve and update the borough's play areas.

Chairman of the community and health committee, Councillor Cliff Poppy said: "These ambitious schemes are much needed and much appreciated by the communities involved.

"Courage Playing Fields for example, is a hugely popular venue.

"You only have to pass it before or after school to see how many children and families use this on a daily basis.

"The plans for the new equipment show it is going to be a shining example of the renovations we are delivering to these play areas and I look forward to seeing the finished product once it is complete."

The first scheme to be completed was the Warley Playing Fields scheme which cost £235,000 and was paid for by funds raised from Section 106 money from developers.

A new outdoor gym was then installed which will officially open on Friday, August 2 at 11am.

This will link into the Warley Playing Fields Family Fun Day and will see personal trainers on hand to help explain the range of equipment and how to use it.

The outdoor gym is aimed at adults who are 1.4m in height and is not suitable for children.

The contractors HAGs has placed a large board on site explains how to use each piece of equipment.

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