News article created on 12 July 2016

Public consultation event

Proposals to improve a children’s playground on Marsh Lane in Nantwich near the Shropshire Union Canal will be on view at a public consultation event on Wednesday 20 July.

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Local residents, children, parents and grandparents are invited to come and find out more about the proposed scheme between 3pm and 4.30pm at Marsh Lane Playground, Nantwich. 

We are planning to improve the existing playground which is looking worn out and create a welcoming, safe and accessible facility for the community and visitors to enjoy, subject to the required funding being secured.

The plans include removal of some of the existing playground equipment and the installation of a new wide slide, basket swing, rocker and new seating and safety flooring.

Community resource

Sarah Lalieu, enterprise manager at the Trust said: “Marsh Lane playground is looking rather worn out and not an exciting place to take your children to play.  We would like to find out if local people support our plans for this valuable community resource.

“We are suggesting that some of the existing equipment is replaced so that local people can enjoy a stroll along the canal and a trip to their local park. We want to hear the views of local people who use the playground and the reasons why other people don’t at the minute.”

Cllr Arthur Moran, deputy mayor of Cheshire East said: “As the local Councillor for the area, I have had numerous requests from children and parents for improvements to this play area. I hope that a good number of children and parents will turn up on Wednesday and lets us know their views.”