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Campaigners want play equipment for older children

A campaign to install play equipment for older children in Thorney park has been launched.

The idea was sparked by a post on the Thorney Community Forum Facebook page complaining about lack of facilities for older children in the park.

Parent Chris Vaughan, who made the post, received lots of support from other people and went to Thorney Parish Council’s November meeting to press its backing.

The park is owned by Peterborough City Council and they are responsible for maintenance, repairs and provision of play equipment, so the Parish Council have no direct powers. They were, however, supportive of Chris’ views and city councillors at the meeting said they’d be interested to see what people wanted.

Chris, along with parish councillor Nathan Potts are going to try to progress the project and want to hear from anyone that would be interested in helping. They are also interested to hear what the children of Thorney would like to see in their park, and any ideas from grown-ups to help raise money.
The play equipment for younger children in the park was bought by fund-raising by local people and ownership transferred to the City Council once installed.

If you can help or have any suggestions please contact: Chris on 07979 043349, e-mail: c.vaughan738@btinternet.com or Nathan on 271074, e-mail: nathan@nathanpotts.co.uk.