Mum's playground campaign wins councillor backing

July 16, 2007 12:21 PM

Lib Dem councillors in Queen Edith's and Trumpington are backing local parents in their campaign to improve a play area.

One local mother came to South Area Committee asking for improvements to the Gunhild Estate playground. She has been campaigning since the autumn for investment in the play area. Queen Edith's councillor Amanda Taylor will meet with council officers to put together plans for the play area this week.

Coun Taylor spoke in favour of improving the playground. She commented:

"The play equipment at the Gunhild Close Rec is getting old and tired, some of it is broken and the pathway is in a poor condition. It is time that local children had a bright new play area. I'm very pleased that the committee has decided to improve the playground and I'm looking forward to seeing proposals for the site."

The campaign was publicly backed at the meeting by Trumpington Councillor Philippa Slatter and Queen Edith's councillors Viki Sanders and Amanda Taylor. Following the debate, proposals will now be brought to the next area committee meeting on 2 August.

The play area improvements will be funded out of Environmental Improvements money which has been devolved (by the Liberal Democrats)

to area committees.

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