Pupils have designs on a park
5:12pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
PUPILS at a Barry primary school have turned planning adviser to help create £120,000 of improvements to a neighbourhood park.
Maslin Park in Barry Island will receive a major facelift – thanks to some creative input from Barry Island primary pupils.
Specialist play equipment and design company Wicksteed Leisure has been drafted in, by the Vale Council, to undertake improvements to the popular play area.
The Vale council has appointed to carry out the revamping of Maslin Park as part of the wider regeneration scheme for Barry Island. The company has been designing, building and installing playgrounds since 1918 and boasts the widest range of playground equipment in the UK.
Youngsters helped choose the final layout for the play area which will also include a multi-court for older children.
ale council’s cabinet member for leisure, parks, and sport development, Cllr Gwyn John said: “I would like to extend a special thank you to pupils and staff at Barry Island Primary school for their involvement in the project. The Council has been actively involved in play area improvements across the town over recent years and I am pleased that Barry Island will now benefit from its own new play area.”
The new play area at Maslin Park is scheduled to be completed in time for the October half-term.
The finished plans for the site are available to view on the council’s website at www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/maslinpark.