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New play equipment in Wanstead unveiled just in time for half term

PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 November 2020 | UPDATED: 14:50 05 November 2020

Wanstead Village councillors Daniel Morgan-Thomas, Jo Blackman and Paul Donovan were joined by Cllr Jas Athwal as they welcomed the installation of new play equipment in the playground at Christchurch Green. Picture: Jo Blackman

Wanstead Village councillors Daniel Morgan-Thomas, Jo Blackman and Paul Donovan were joined by Cllr Jas Athwal as they welcomed the installation of new play equipment in the playground at Christchurch Green. Picture: Jo Blackman

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Wanstead Village ward councillors and the council leader welcomed the installation of new play equipment in Christchurch Green just in time for half term.

The playground had some new equipment installed in 2016 thanks to fundraising by parents in the area who raised the bulk of the money with the council pitching in £19,500 at the time.

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The latest equipment that was unveiled last month has been funded by the council as part of their committment to invest £1.6m into upgrading play equipment across the borough.

Cllr Blackman said, “As a mother of two children, I know how crucial it is to have opportunities for children to play and to invest in quality play equipment. The local community played a key role in fundraising for new equipment a few years ago and it’s great the council build on their good work.”

The investment in Christchurch Green playground has included two new roundabouts, three climbing structures, a new table and stepping pods, as well as a new surface.


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