£1m approved for play area refurbishments
Hackney Council is investing more than £1million into refurbishing existing play areas in various parks across the borough, as part of the council’s commitment to rebuilding a greener and healthier Hackney following the pandemic.
The improvements, agreed last week at Cabinet, will vary from site-to-site and may take the form of expansion, complete refurbishment or partial refurbishment depending on the need of each site. Where substantial changes are proposed public consultation will be undertaken.
So far in 2021 the Council have already consulted and engaged people on projects to improve play in Clissold Park and Clapton Pond and we are currently consulting on improvements to improve play areas in a further four sites: Butterfield Green, Clapton Square, Haggerston Park and Stoke Newington Common. Residents can have their say on the Council’s website.
Our substantial investment into refurbishing Hackney’s play areas demonstrates the Council’s commitment to becoming a fully ‘Child Friendly Borough’ and to maximising the opportunities for safe and accessible play and outdoor activities across our streets, estates, parks, adventure playgrounds, new developments and open spaces.