Published Sept. 10, 2021, 10:14 a.m.
North Swindon MP and Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, officially opened a new inclusive roundabout at Brook Park play area on Friday 10th September to a group of excited children.
St Andrews Parish Council installed the play equipment after being approached by Benjamin’s Smile Charity and Mums on a Mission Swindon (MOAMS), who explained that there was very little equipment in the local area for their children.
Councillor Steve Heyes, Chairman of the Play Area Committee, said “Installing inclusive equipment has always been a priority of St Andrews parish council, with all play area refurbishments including equipment for all children, enabling them to play alongside family and friends. A recent assessment identified a need for an inclusive roundabout. We are delighted to have installed this new roundabout”
Becky, mum to Benjamin said “It was great news having the equipment in a local park and Benjamin would now be able to join in with his brothers on the roundabout”
Anna from MOAMS said “It is a great addition to the park and the kids love it!
The parish council are also looking to refurbish Wallis Drive play area, where it is hoped to have several pieces of inclusive play equipment. Members of the public are invited to give feedback at a public consultation held at The Jovial Monk, Highdown Way, St Andrews Ridge, where proposed designs will be available to view.
The dates for events are as follows:
Saturday 18th September 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday 22nd September 5:30pm – 7:30pm
For further information please contact:
Emma Sylvester, Parish Clerk