(photo: Councillors and staff by the new slide, with local resident, Isla)

Dodington Parish Council is delighted to have new play equipment in Woodchester play area, just off Shire Way in Yate.

The Parish Council took over the responsibility of the play area from South Gloucestershire Council in 2018.  The time had come to install new equipment for local children to enjoy.  Following a consultation with residents, the Parish Council engaged GB Sport and Leisure Ltd to install a new embankment slide, climbing rope and balance equipment. The slide replaces the previous one, which was damaged beyond repair.  The new equipment, which has cost £17,700, has given the play area a new lease of life ahead of the summer holidays.   The last major works at the play area was to the fenced-off toddler equipment, which was upgraded in 2019.

Dodington’s Project Support Assistant, Liz Hazelby, said: “We had a brilliant response to a consultation with residents – thank you to everyone who completed our survey or emailed in.  It is wonderful to see children enjoying the new equipment.  We have taken all the comments we received during the consultation on board and will be looking to make further improvements to the play area in the future.  Thank you to GB Sport and Leisure Ltd and their contractor for their project delivery and workmanship”.