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Have say on play park

Horden councillor June Clark (seated, centre) and local residents look at proposals for a play park. Pictured with June are, from left, Drina Park, Tina Phillips, Bill Thomson and Christine Ritchie.

Horden councillor June Clark (seated, centre) and local residents look at proposals for a play park. Pictured with June are, from left, Drina Park, Tina Phillips, Bill Thomson and Christine Ritchie.

RESIDENTS are being invited to have a say on how an improved children’s play park could look.

Horden’s Cotsford Park Working Group is inviting people from the village along to a drop-in event so they can help choose equipment which will breathe new life into the existing play park near Cotsford Park Estate.

The event will take place at Horden Social Welfare Centre, in Seventh Street, from 9.30am til 8pm on Tuesday, January 14.

Visitors to next week’s consultation session will be able to look at boards displaying examples of play equipment and seating and indicate which they prefer.

Horden parish and Durham County councillor for the village June Clark said: “Volunteers from the working group will be on hand to answer any questions about the proposals.

“They can find out how we have got to where we are in the process and where we plan to go from here.”

Residents from the Cotsford Park Estate area are invited, as well as people from elsewhere in the village.

After the drop-in, the group will be compiling information received from local schools about their views on the revitalised play park.

That will be collated with residents’ views on the facility and then the working group will approach a series of suppliers for quotes on prices for the play equipment.

Once best value prices are obtained and Horden Parish Council agrees, the group will look at different sources of funding, including from the Big Lottery and the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The working group was set up after local parent John Maudling approached the parish council with ideas of revamping the play area.

 

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