The Town Council’s work to develop a strategy for the phased upgrading of its three playgrounds to provide modern, fit-for-purpose facilities for the current and next generation of Wetherby children has moved to an exciting stage with the launch of a consultation on the designs received for each site. Over the next two weeks the Council is seeking feedback from the public and local children on the designs which will help it to select a preferred supplier. Wetherby Town Council owns and maintains most of the parks and open, green space recreational facilities in Wetherby. Its portfolio includes three children’s equipped play areas:
King George’s Field (Scaur Bank).
Masons Field (Hallfield Lane)
Nidd Approach (Deighton Gates)
The seven designs received from a selection of playground equipment providers include proposals for the refurbishment and improvement of each site. Chair of the Council’s Property Committee, Councillor Galan Moss, has said that: “We want to know what people think of the designs put forward and which company’s ideas they like the look of. The Council is looking to appoint a company to work with to improve Wetherby’s playgrounds over the next few years. We want to make sure that the partner we pick is one that can deliver the Wetherby public’s aspirations for our playgrounds.” The consultation is available online from now until 20th November at www.wetherby.co.uk The designs will be on view in the Town Hall at the following times: • Monday 13th November – 4 to 9pm • Tuesday 14th November – 4 to 9pm • Wednesday 15th November – 8am to 1pm Feedback from the public and from local children will help the Council to pick a preferred supplier. The Council will then work with the successful company to refine the designs and implement them over the next few years. Residents will be kept informed about progress with this project via it’s website, social media and newsletter. For more information on this story please contact the Town Clerk, Mrs Iona Taylor, using the details given above.