City council Romsey recreation play scheme recognised in street design awards

July 9, 2010 1:17 PM
Paul Saunders

Paul Saunders

Cambridge City Council's innovative play scheme on Romsey Recreation ground has won second place in the Local Government News "street design" awards in the play area category.

There was an unprecedented number of entries all to a very high standard so placing in this competition this year is an excellent achievement. The scheme involves elements for all ages from an infants' play area and a teenage rock climbing structure to exercise equipment for adults

It demonstrates how the city council canvassed all elements of the community during the development stage of the project and shows an excellent use of Section 106 funding

Cllr Paul Saunders, Romsey City Councillor commented: "The scheme provides a much needed, enhanced recreation facility in this part of the city, particularly for young children and teenagers."

Cllr Rod Cantrill, Executive Councillor for Arts and Recreation commented: "It is great that the efforts of all elements of the community have been recognised with this award. The scheme is a demonstration of the city council working with residents and key stakeholders to create an excellent community facility.

"I hope we will be able to use this as a template for other such schemes across the city."

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