New play equipment installed at High Peak park

Four-year-olds Benjamin Chesworth and Keira Davis enjoy the swings with councillors Emily Thrane, John Pritchard and Andrew Fox.
Four-year-olds Benjamin Chesworth and Keira Davis enjoy the swings with councillors Emily Thrane, John Pritchard and Andrew Fox.

Youngsters and their families are enjoying improved facilities at a High Peak play area.

The old, rusting swings at Bridgemont, near Whaley Bridge, have been replaced by new, modern ones, new rubber safety surfacing has been laid and the existing play equipment at the site has been painted.

The work has been funded by High Peak Borough Council and three Whaley Bridge ward councillors, Andrew Fox, David Lomax and John Pritchard, who donated their Councillor Initiative Fund to the project.

Coun Emily Thrane, the authority’s executive councillor for operational services, said: “It was great to see the children from Bridgemont Nursery enjoying the new swings and safer refurbished play area.”