Skelton & Brotton Parish Council

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Skelton Green Play Area

New Equipment for Cleveland View Play Area

 

Health and Safety concerns forced Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to remove a piece of equipment at Cleveland View Play Area.  The Borough Council had no plans to replace the equipment.  

 

Residents approached Skelton and Brotton Parish Councillors to tell them what had happened and see if the Parish Council could help.   

 

Skelton and Brotton Parish Council agreed to fund a new piece of equipment and worked with Borough Council Community Development Officer, Jo Fearey, to seek residents views as to the type of equipment they would like.

 

Once a design had been chosen installation was the next step.  With it being Winter, this was not expected until Spring, and only if the weather was kind!.  Fortunately the unseasonably warm weather meant that installation took place in January.

 

Local resident Joe Leighton, who first approached Skelton and Brotton Parish Council commented:

 

The climbing frame and slide looks great for the little ones. I would like to say that I am pleased with the positive outcome and ...(the Parish Council’s) efforts in making these improvements happen. This will benefit the village as there is limited play equipment for toddlers to use in the Skelton Villages. The (Borough) Council’s  trend seems to be to remove and not replace damaged equipment from the play parks and it spoils it for our younger generation who have nowhere to go and end up watching tv or playing video games rather than enjoying a childhood learning how to play with their friends in the park whilst staying active. I hope this is the start of many more improvements for Skelton Green and hope that the other surrounding villages take on board what can be achieved to improve our play areas in the future’.

Pictured above from left to right Cllr Angus McDonald, Chair of Skelton and Brotton Parish Council and Parish Councillor for Skelton Green, Cllr Lesley Kettlewell, Parish Councillor for Skelton Green and Jo Fearey, Community Development Officer (R&C BC)