Delight as new playground unveiled

Children are having a blast at popular Dawley Park play area which has been given an exciting facelift.

The transformation, funded by Telford & Wrekin Council in partnership with Great Dawley Town Council, includes the installation of thrilling new equipment.

A 30-metre-long double zip-wire has been added to the existing swings and slide, along with a challenging rope climbing frame and see-saw that rocks and spins. The adrenaline-pumping equipment will attract young children and teens.

The makeover also takes into consideration the needs of children with disabilities. A key piece is the ground-level roundabout which is accessible for wheelchairs as well as pushchairs and prams.

Pupils from nearby Dawley C of E Primary Academy and Captain Webb Primary School and Nursery were among the first to try out the new play area.

Ward member councillor Bob Wennington said:

“Judging by their excited faces and shrieks of delight, the children have given the new equipment the thumbs up.

“It’s wonderful to see all ages using the playground which has been refurbished to appeal to all ages and abilities.

“The funding is part of a £3.75 million ‘On Your Side’ investment by Telford & Wrekin Council to improve parks, green spaces and play areas in the borough. Providing quality play helps deliver a key council priority that all children should live well in their neighbourhood.”

A £750,000 investment has previously been announced for other play areas identified as most in need of improvement.

Photo: Children from Dawley C of E Primary Academy and Captain Webb Primary on the rope climbing frame, pictured with Bob Wennington, ward councillor, Carolyn Healy, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Green Spaces, Natural and Historic Environment and Cultural Services and council officers.