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Media invite: Funky new play area for children in Hoo

Date: 27/11/2008           Category: Greenspaces

Media invite: Tuesday, 2 December, 11am at Pottery Road play area, Pottery Road, Hoo St Werburgh. Children living on the Peninsula will be able to play in new and improved parks, thanks to the Big Lottery Fund. The Pottery Road play park in Hoo has been completely refurbished and improved, including new provisions for disabled children. Outdated and worn climbing frames have been replaced with zip wires and giant basket swings. There’s also basketball hoops and nets, climbing frames and slides. Parents can also keep an eye on their children from the grassed picnic area. The park has been built using £94,000 of lottery funding and was designed by local children and the parish council. Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services Cllr Howard Doe hopes the new play area will be a big hit with children. He said: “This new play area will provide improved play opportunities for Medway’s children and young people.” On Tuesday, 2 December the Mayor of Medway, Cllr David Carr, will officially open the new Pottery Road play area in Hoo. Children from Hoo St Werburgh Primary School will decorate Japonica trees, which will be planted within the centre of the park to celebrate National Tree Week.