Have your say on latest playground plans

Scaur Bank Playground
Scaur Bank Playground

The Town Council’s work to develop a strategy for the phased upgrading of its three playgrounds has moved to the next stage with the launch of a consultation on the designs received for each site.

Over the next two weeks the Council is seeking feedback from the public and local children on the designs which will help it to select a preferred supplier.

Wetherby Town Council owns and maintains most of the parks and open, green space recreational facilities in Wetherby.

Its portfolio includes three children’s equipped play areas which are King George’s Field at Scaur Bank, Masons Field at Hallfield Lane and Nidd Approach at Deighton Gates.

The seven designs received from a selection of playground equipment providers include proposals for the refurbishment and improvement of each site.

Chair of the Council’s Property Committee, Councillor Galan Moss, has said that: “We want to know what people think of the designs put forward and which company’s ideas they like the look of. The Council is looking to appoint a company to work with to improve Wetherby’s playgrounds over the next few years. We want to make sure that the partner we pick is one that can deliver the Wetherby public’s aspirations for our playgrounds.”

The consultation is available online from now until November 20 at www.wetherby.co.uk

The designs will be on view in the Town Hall on November 13 and 14 from 4pm to 9pm and November 15 between 8am and 1pm. Feedback from the public and from local children will help the Council to pick a preferred supplier.

The Council will then work with the successful company to refine the designs and implement them over the next few years. Residents will be kept informed about progress with this project via it’s website, social media and newsletter.