Loughton & Great Holm Parish Council in partnership with WREN and Milton Keynes Council held a Grand Opening of its play area situated opposite the Loughton Sports and Social Club and grounds at Linceslade Grove, Loughton.
The event took take place on Saturday 20th July 2013 between 2:00pm-4:00pm the Mayor Cllr Brian White with the Mayoress Leena White were in attendance to officially open the play area by ceremoniously cutting a ribbon, the opening of the Loughton Play Area had a good turnout with lots of children enjoying trying out the new play equipment and there were also events taking place run by the Milton Keynes Play Association (MKPA) which Children could try their hand at making clay models and even constructing their own Tepee. The Loughton Sports and Social Club building was open for the benefit of families attending the event.
The financing for the play area was achieved from successful grant applications from WREN and the Milton Keynes Council Parish Partnership fund which means that all costs for the play equipment and the installation will be at no cost to the local tax payers.
The play equipment was supplied and installed by the Children’s Playground Company LTD based in Wolverhampton.
The original play area was in need of a refurbishment as a lot of the equipment was very old and had been taken away as it was unsafe.
The Chairman of Loughton & Great Holm Parish Council Cllr Peter Todd said:
“Some of the children’s play areas in Loughton used to be in a shocking state of disrepair. Since becoming Chair of the Parish Council I have been working hard to do something about this. I am therefore delighted to see that we have been able to achieve a really fantastic new play area at the Loughton sports ground. This is a good example of how a local Parish Council can improve the local area for the benefit of local residents”