Spring Boroughs Playground
The ongoing regeneration project that is taking place within the Spring Boroughs region of central Northampton has yet another new amenity to add to the growing list of attractions boosting the localities appeal.
Having opened a new Community Centre late last year and developments being made to the estates homes, flats and apartments, it is now time for youngsters in the area to benefit.
Courtesy of funding from Mick George Ltd, who occupy a site located in Great Billing, a brand new 4-station play area has been installed.
The generous £33,093 donation has permitted a new see-saw, multi-play unit, climbing, slide, balance beam and numerous other apparatus to be fitted, as well as surfacing, fencing, seating and all other associated groundworks and safety requirements.
The playground is a result of local consultation whereby just under 50% of local residents evidenced the lack of ‘safe, attractive and public play facilities', adjudging the existing offering as ‘inadequate’. The overwhelming support for the project was clear, especially given that the nearest destination of similar recreation purpose is currently 15-minutes away.
Located on an unused space on Crispin Street currently occupied as a footpath and through-fare, the initiative is part of a wider scheme to incorporate a multi-games area (MUGA) and outdoor-gym, aimed at improving health and well-being of those inhabitants who occupy the 683 properties managed by Northampton Partnership Homes on behalf of Northampton Borough Council.
Hannah Bensusan, Communications Manager at Northampton Partnership Homes said: ‘‘We would like to thank Mick George Ltd for supporting the community in Spring Boroughs with this fantastic play facility. We look forward to seeing the enjoyment it brings for years to come. The playground looks fabulous, the colours are so vivid which will only stimulate the likelihood of imaginative play.’’
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Northamptonshire is an increasingly important and growing territory for all of our core business offerings and we’re very appreciative of the support that we’ve gained in that region. As we have with a number of other community projects in the shire’, we’re keen to support where ever feasible.’’