January 15, 2022 6.30 am This story is over 22 months old

Two play park boosts in Bourne to help young local community

The councillors are very proud of the upgrades

Two popular play areas in Bourne have received thousands of pounds of upgrades to the equipment, offering a boost for children and adults alike.

Visitors to the both Pinewood Close and Northfields play areas will now notice brand new equipment, including a spinning bowl, springy seesaw, cradle swing and new benches, as well as junior climbing equipment.

Councillors and staff at South Kesteven District Council, along with Bourne’s town council, worked closely with the developers of two major projects to help bring some family fun to the area.

The upgraded slide at Pinewood Close being sampled by SKDC councillors. | Photo: South Kesteven District Council

Developers contributed £23,320 for the parks, which was triggered by developments at Southfield Business Park in Bourne.

The money was secured through a legal obligation to mitigate the impact of new building work, as usually a financial contribution towards play equipment is provided as an alternative to making provision within a new development itself.

SKDC’s Bourne West Councillor Helen Crawford worked with Bourne East Councillor Philip Knowles and Town Council Clerk Ian Sismey to bring the project to fruition  – and all the apparatus is fully open to play on.

Bourne Town Council Clerk Ian Sismey with SKDC councillors Phillip Knowles and Helen Crawford. | Photo: South Kesteven District Council

Councillor Crawford said: “We are delighted to have supported this refurbishment project and pleased this funding was earmarked to provide facilities for children. We have been looking forward to seeing it come together and expect it to be well used.”

Councillor Knowles added: “I am very pleased to have been involved in bringing two bright, modern playground improvements to Bourne.

“They will help keep younger residents occupied during their spare time and provide somewhere to meet up and socialise in the fresh air. I am sure the improvements will be enjoyed for many years to come.”