15 May 2012

A new play area at the Inham Nook Recreation Ground in Chilwell is now open.

Thanks to funding from Nottingham City Council's NET Phase Two project, a new and improved play area at Inham Nook Recreation Ground, Chilwell has been created.

Children from Eskdale Junior School were amongst the first to enjoy the new play area. They were joined by the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Jacky Williams, who helped local school children to try out the equipment at an official opening ceremony of the play area, which replaced the previous facility that lay in the path of the new tramline.

The new enclosed area, funded entirely by the NET Phase Two project, is a significant improvement on the old facility with swinging, spinning, rocking and climbing elements, designed to test and challenge all ages and abilities. The new area has been modelled on the popular facility at Bramcote Hills Park.

Councillor Pat Lally, Deputy Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council said: "We have worked closely with Nottingham City Council and their contractors to help design a safe and modern play area that meets the needs of local children of all ages and abilities.''

"The new park is a vast improvement on the old one and we are delighted with the result which we hope will be well used and benefit the community for many years to come."

Councillor Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation at Nottingham City Council, said: "We very much hope that local children and their families enjoy the new play facility as well as travelling on the new tram line opens in late 2014, offering services linking Chilwell, Beeston and Nottingham city centre."