£115,000 for new play area at Daubeney Fields

The play area at Daubeney Fields in Lower Clapton will be transformed thanks to funding from two charities.

Hackney Council has secured £115,000 from the London Marathon Charitable Trust and the Veolia Environmental Trust to transform the space into a playable landscape. As well as installing more swings, slides and climbing structures, the play area will use the landscape to encourage more active, imaginative and accessible play.

The new play area has been designed in consultation with representatives from local primary schools, the Clapton Park Children's Centre and the park user group, Daubeney Fields Forever. Local residents had the opportunity to comment on proposals at a community fun day in the Park.

Daubeney Fields is an important green space for thousands of residents who live in flats without gardens on the nearby Clapton Park and Kingsmead estates - this funding will be used to provide improved facilities for local children to get active and play outdoors.