New playground for historic site

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A NEW play area is to be installed next month in the grounds of Cliffe Castle Park in Keighley.

The facility will include a wheelchair-accessible roundabout, crawl tunnel, climbing wall, basket swing, wooden train and ship and sandpit.

Councillor Andrew Thornton, Bradford Council’s executive member responsible for sport and leisure, said: “This new facility will be somewhere special for children to go. Young people have been involved in this project from the very start so it’s great to see it now coming to fruition for them and for children in years to come.”

Cliffe Castle Park Conservation Group consulted with local children about the new play area. The equipment is being funded by the group with support from Bradford Council, Landfill Communities Fund, Yorwaste Ltd and Wren Landfill Communities Fund. The equipment will replace the current play area, which is described by the council as being “in poor condition.”

A spokesman for the Cliffe Castle Park Conservation Group said: “The park has many other attractions and the new play area will draw more children in to establish an affection for it in the next generation.”