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23 Jul 2012
Launch of Birkin Play Area
The work at Birkin Play area is now complete
and was formally opened at a well attended event on 21 July
2012 that included dozens of local residents and the
Mayor of Selby District, Cllr Jack Crawford.
The project has seen the installation of new
play equipment, including a cone climber, swings, a mini soccer
pitch and a trailblazer climbing net. Most of the equipment
is constructed of timber and rope, with a grass mat surface to
retain a naturalistic look.
The new play area cost £18,900 and was funded
through landfill community grants from Eggborough Power Station and
WREN, and is set to make a huge difference to the local community.
Children and families will be able to congregate in a safe, well
equipped play space, and the redevelopment of the disused grassland
will have a positive visual impact on the village.
Debbie White, a local resident who has been
supporting the project said “I am absolutely delighted that the
project is finally complete, after all the hard work that has been
put in over the past four years. I am looking forward to seeing the
young people of the village enjoying our fantastic new