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    Plans for inclusive play area at Denehurst Park

    Plans for an inclusive play area at Denehurst Park are underway.

    The state-of-the-art facility will be the borough’s first inclusive scheme.

    A £98,048 grant from Viridor Credits Environmental Company, through the Landfill Communities Fund is funding the development and the council has match funded the project.

    Rochdale Borough Council and Friends of Denehurst Park are celebrating the bid to transform the current play area.

    The equipment will be adapted for all children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

    Positioned next to the current play area, the pirate theme playground will include a sectioned off area for toddlers and seating areas.

    The aim of the new equipment is to encourage imaginative social play and develop sensory and motor skills.

    Other work carried out at the park includes new footpaths, improved drainage, an orchard and a wildflower meadow.

    Coun Neil Emmott, the council’s cabinet member for environment, said:

    “This play area is a new era for the park and shows our commitment to the renovation of the area.”

    Gareth Williams, operations manager at Viridor Credits, said:

    “Investment in our green spaces is an essential component in a community’s wellbeing.”

    Anyone interested in volunteering in the park or joining the friends group can contact them on friendsofdenehurstpark@outlook.com.

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