Communities swing into action to provide playpark feedback

Communities across Argyll and Bute have swung into action to provide the council with feedback on their local play parks.

More than 1,000 adults and 400 young people took part in a council-run consultation, which invited play park users, community councils, disability forums and pupils to consider priorities for their local park.

The consultation followed the award of Scottish Government funding of £938,000 for Play Park renewal, which the council will allocate to 28 play parks in the area: 11 in Helensburgh and Lomond; 11 in Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the islands; five in Bute and Cowal; and one in Oban, Lorn and the Isles.

Once the council has fully reviewed the results of the consultation, a report will go to each Area Committee to agree the priorities for each play park in their area.

Councillor Ross Moreland the council’s Policy Lead for Climate Change and Environment, said: “We are committed to providing a safe, fun and high-quality environment and experience for children and young people across the area’s play parks.

“The excellent response from our communities to the consultation demonstrates the high value which local people place on these and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to let us know their thoughts. We look forward to reviewing all the responses and further enhancing the facilities on offer.”

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