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Wheelchair swing first for Swansea’s Victoria Park

Swansea

A new piece of play equipment specifically designed for children who use wheelchairs is to be installed in a park in Swansea.

The swing will be built next to the existing children’s area in Victoria Park near the Guildhall. It allows children to play on the swing without having to leave their wheelchair and will be the first of its kind in a public park in Swansea. Swansea Council is installing the specialist equipment but is looking for a sponsor to help cover the cost.

The park was chosen after extensive consultation with parents because it is flat, central to most areas of the city and it has nearby parking and support services. Quentin Hawkins, chairman of Swansea Play Access Group, said it would be a great facility for children with disabilities.

He said: “I have been campaigning for many years for opportunities for play for disabled and special needs children. So often, and so sadly, their lives and the lives of their families are impoverished because their limitations prevent them taking part in normal childhood activities.  So I am delighted to see the provision of a wheelchair swing and additional inclusive equipment at Victoria Park.”

The swing is accessed via a radar key controlled gate and has straps for securing a wheelchair within a contained compartment.

Cllr Jennifer Raynor, Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “Parents have told us that this is a facility that will be warmly welcomed and well used by children. We have held numerous discussions along with a site visit and Victoria Park is the best option.

“As a council we will supply, fit and maintain the equipment but we looking for a sponsor as we continue to try to protect services in the face of austerity. We feel that this project will be a popular addition to the facilities at the park and one that a commercial partner would like to be associated with. We would ensure that their sponsorship is prominent and that their support is fully recognised.”

Anyone interested in sponsoring the swing can contact sales@swansea.gov.uk without any obligation for more details.

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