Mayhill, Morriston, Pennard, Cwmbwrla and Mynyddbach next Swansea parks to get upgraded play areas
Five communities across Swansea are to get new or refurbished children’s play areas as part of a £2m package of investment by Swansea Council
This year each ward in Swansea is being given at least £36,000 to invest in new play equipment or to carry out repairs to existing facilities.
Upgrades have been agreed for five new upgrades at Mayhill, Morriston, Pennard, Cwmbwrla and Rheidol Flats in Mynyddbach. Upgrades and new facilities take up to six weeks to install and are being carried out by a range of contractors on behalf of the council.
The work comes as part of a pledge by Swansea Council to create or improve a number of play areas in our communities, as the city emerges from the pandemic. Apart from the five due to start shortly, eight more projects are set to be completed in the next month or so.
Plasmarl’s Montana Park was officially opened last week with pupils from nearby Brynhyfryd Primary School coming along to try out the new equipment (pictured top)
Robert Francis Davies, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism, said: “Children’s play areas are a key part of our communities, enabling young children to have fun and play in a safe environment.
“During the pandemic outdoor play areas became a haven for young children and their families to enjoy fresh air and exercise safely and Swansea Council was there to support communities.”
The city is home to 86 playgrounds where children can play safely and have fun. Some are in need of much needed upgrades while others have recently been installed as part of major developments such as new school builds.
The eight due to be officially opened in the coming weeks include Gowerton, Weig Fawr, Dunvant Meadow, Polly’s Park and the playground at Singleton Boating Lake.
Andrew Stevens, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Business Improvement and Performance said: “The play area initiative is making great progress with 10 already officially opened and completed.
“Every ward in Swansea will benefit from what we are doing and we are working with local ward members in each community to ensure the funding is directed towards those play areas that will benefit from this additional investment.”
(Lead image: Swansea Council)
Scratch and Sniff menu makes “perfect scents” for Rasoi
Free bus travel returns to Swansea this Easter
TV’s Owain Wyn Evans tells audience to feel the fear – and take the plunge
Dumped ferrets found on the roadside search for homes this National Ferret Day
Thrive Women’s Aid appoints Liz Downie as its new CEO
Two Llandeilo dental practices stop NHS patient treatments
High profile Swansea sports people recognised in city awards
Over 29% of drivers unaware they could face £1,000 fine for their licence
Margam Country Park’s adventure playground named one of the best in Britain
Police scale back search for missing Pembroke Dock man
Fight on Neath train left so much blood in carriage it had to be taken out of service to be cleaned
New council houses completed in West Cross
Motor industry entrepreneurs promise city jobs boost in Swansea office expansion
Swansea University named happiest university in Wales – and third happiest in the UK, according to AI analysis
Milford Haven and Port Talbot joint Freeport bid successful
First Minister announces £750,000 fund for tidal lagoon research
New location announced for Swansea’s Krazy Races soapbox derby
Two hospitalised after Horton garage fire
Student design skills set to help city’s climate campaign
New pipe provides safe crossing for otters under busy Kidwelly road
Swansea5 days ago
Housing association set to transform empty Kingsway office building into new HQ and affordable flats
Business4 days ago
Brewery opens new Llanelli taproom and pizzeria thanks to ‘Town Centre Loan’
Swansea7 days ago
Leaked letter shows Council leaders concerned Welsh Government bus funding cuts will cut-off communities
Swansea2 days ago
Swansea Council could be crowned best in UK
Dyfed Powys Police5 days ago
Police investigate sudden death of Llanelli man
Sport4 days ago
Bluetits founder honoured on the Women’s Hour Power List: Women in Sport 2023
Swansea3 days ago
Popular marina swing bridge to be upgraded
Business3 days ago
Insulation firm opens £1m Maesteg innovation centre