The City of Lincoln Council is asking Lincoln residents about where they would like to see new or existing play areas developed within the city.
Over the last five years, the council has invested over £1 million into city play areas, but now as part of its Play Strategy, it wants locals’ help to improve facilities between 2011 and 2016.
Recreation Services Team Leader Antony Angus said: “The most recent strategy aims to fill in the gaps in the city where play facilities are either poor or non-existent.
“We know people might have aspirations and ideas that we are unaware of, and we’d like as many comments on the strategy as possible to make sure we’re developing play opportunities in the right places for our communities.”
Councillor Donald Nannestad, Portfolio Holder for Recreational Services and Health, said: “The benefits of having access to play areas are numerous.
“Children develop active lifestyles from an early age, they have better physical and social development and the community as a whole benefits from the facility.
“We want to reduce poverty and disadvantage in the city, and providing free access to play areas for our communities will go some way to doing this, providing the opportunity to play in a safe and open environment.
“I’d encourage anyone with an interest in this strategy – especially families with young children – to have their say on the strategy and take part in the consultation.”
Have your say
Want to see a new or better play area in your community? Vote in our poll or leave a comment. We will then send the answers to the City Council for consideration.[poll id=”11″]
To learn more about the strategy, and how it will be funded, visit www.lincoln.gov.uk/communityvoice. A public consultation will also be held at the Grandstand on September 14 at 6.30pm.