Improvements underway at Middleton play area

Love Parks Week is a great time to check on the progress being made at Middleton by Wirksworth Recreation Ground - one of more than 30 parks across the Derbyshire Dales maintained by the District Council.

Following successful funding bids and consultations with local residents, work has started to replace old play equipment in the play area - and more improvements are on the way.

Cash from the District Council's own Local Projects Fund, together with additional money from the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund administered by Derbyshire Dales Council for Voluntary Service, has resulted in two new pieces of equipment chosen by residents - a butterfly roundabout and abacus rail.

District Council ward member Councillor Peter Slack and the Council’s Community Development Officer Emma Mortimer are pictured above with one of the new pieces of equipment.

Further work will include a new seating area, complete with a picnic table made from recycled plastic and planters.

The District Council has also supported Middleton Parish Council in a successful £21,274 funding application to the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund towards a new junior multi play piece of equipment, again selected by residents through consultation.

Local groups can apply for funding through the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund for a wider range of community and environmental projects within seven miles of a Tarmac waste, cement and lime or quarrying site provided they are within 10 miles of any licensed landfill site.

It is hoped that the new multi-play equipment will be installed in time for October half term.

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Love Parks Week is a great time to check on the progress being made at Middleton by Wirksworth Recreation Ground - one of more than 30 parks across the Derbyshire Dales maintained by the District Council.

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