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‘Look mum, no hands!’ Mayor tries out see-saw at new Barkingside play area

The newly-refurbished playground at the renamed Queen Elizabeth 11 Field in Barkingside being formally reopened by the council. Cllr Harold Moth, Mayor of Redbridge Felicity Banks, Cllr Joyce Ryan and Cllr Nick Hayes on one of the play areas toys. The newly-refurbished playground at the renamed Queen Elizabeth 11 Field in Barkingside being formally reopened by the council. Cllr Harold Moth, Mayor of Redbridge Felicity Banks, Cllr Joyce Ryan and Cllr Nick Hayes on one of the play areas toys.

Friday, March 14, 2014
1:40 PM

Councillors proved it’s never too late to have fun on a see-saw while trying out a new play area in Barkingside.

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The newly-refurbished playground at the renamed Queen Elizabeth 11 Field in Barkingside being formally reopened by Cllr Nick Hayes, Mayor of Redbridge Felicity Banks, Cllr Harold Moth and Cllr Joyce Ryan.The newly-refurbished playground at the renamed Queen Elizabeth 11 Field in Barkingside being formally reopened by Cllr Nick Hayes, Mayor of Redbridge Felicity Banks, Cllr Harold Moth and Cllr Joyce Ryan.

The Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Felicity Banks, tried out toys at the official opening of the park in Barkingside Recreation Ground.

Tired climbing frames and swings that had been in place for decades have been replaced with a £25,000 improvement project.

A spokesman for Vision Redbridge, which runs the borough’s parks, said the equipment aims to include children of different abilities.

It can be used by toddlers all the way up to teenagers to promote physical activity.

Brian Spinks, chairman of the parks and open spaces sub-committee, said: “Vision RCL is committed to developing partnerships and facilities within our parks and open spaces.”

The funding was given by the SITA Trust. The park, in Mossford Green, was renamed the Queen Elizabeth II Field following the Diamond Jubilee.

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