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Ribbon cutting for revamped play area in Binfield

Pope's meadow playground

Adults and local school children gathered at Pope’s Meadow on Tuesday 10 July to help unveil the new play facilities at this Bracknell Forest park.

Cllr Iain McCracken cut the ribbon officially re-opening the play area, after which he joined children from Newbold School in trying out the new equipment; which includes senior and toddler multi-play units, springers, spinners, swings, balance trail and a tunnel.

The refit, which was carried out using money secured from local development, removed the outdated play equipment and provided new facilities that cater for a much wider age range of children.

People can also learn about the site’s historic links to famous poet Alexander Pope in the 9 new educational signs which have been provided around the play area.

Cllr Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, resources & public protection, said:

“It’s a real pleasure to be able to provide these new play facilities at this award winning park.

“It was great to see such a positive reaction from the children using the new play equipment for the first time and I hope that many more children and young families will be able to enjoy these facilities for years to come.”