Liberal Democrat led Cheltenham Borough Council has revealed exciting plans which will transform the Pittville Park play area.
The plans feature an outstanding play park landscape for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy. The larger play area will include two zip wires, a castle tower feature with climbing equipment, tunnel slides, a sand and water area, as well as climbing nets, tunnels, swings, musical play equipment, trampolines and a new refreshment kiosk. The aviaries are also being re-furbished as part of the plans.
- The Borough Council has committed £350k to the project. It is hoped a further £190k will be found from grants and support from members of the public and businesses to make the plan a reality.
Councillor Chris Coleman, who has been leading the project, said: “When I was young, I used to go to Pittville Park regularly. Now, I take my son there. I know that it is the central play area for residents across the town. The project is a major undertaking but it’s important we invest in our green spaces and play areas to ensure they provide an exciting enjoyable experience and support healthy lifestyles.
“Residents from across the borough, county and beyond use this park so I want to ensure the Council gets it right.”
The Friends of Pittville are supporting the Council with the project and are happy to receive donations from members of the public who want to help the Council deliver this flagship play area. Donations can be sent by cheque made out to 'Friends of Pittville' at Friends of Pittville, 3 Burston House, Pittville Circus, GL52 2PU.