Open Spaces Project Gathers Pace

Plans to update a town’s recreation ground are moving forward.

Cheadle Town Council is undergoing a redevelopment of Tean Road recreation ground.

The project includes installing new children’s play equipment, which is accessible to all abilities.

During the council’s committees meeting on Monday, March 6, members agreed to move the equipment from its original site to next to the junior play area.

This would allow wheelchair users to access the equipment directly from the pathway, instead of having to go over grass.

Councillor Alan Banks, vice-chairman of the leisure and operations committee, said: “We want to install a roundabout that will be level with the ground so that wheelchair users can access it.

“It was going to go at the side of where the swings and slide are, but if we are going to make it accessible for all users there needs to be a pathway up to it.

“So it was suggested that as an alternative we put all of the equipment next to where the young children’s playground, that way wheelchair users can get straight onto it.”

The council also approved a request to apply to the Community Asset Fund towards the project.

It is also waiting to find out if it has been successful in obtaining £50,000 from the Veolia Trust to secure additional funding to re-develop the existing skatepark into a larger, modern, state-of-the-art facility.

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