Woodley Town Council has secured £200,000 from Section 106 Developers monies – through Wokingham Borough Council, specifically for the creation of a new play area in Woodford Park.
This exciting project gives us an opportunity to deliver a fantastic new play space for residents and visitors and we want your views and comments on the designs we have received.
Seven design tenders were received and these have been shortlisted to 3 designs which best met the criteria we set out.
The proposed location is to the rear of the Oakwood Centre (where the existing old play area is located – this will be removed) and utilises space on the other side of the path – in the area around the skate park.
One of the key criteria for the play space is inclusive and accessible play for all children. These designs incorporate features that are exciting and stimulating for children with a wide range of abilities and challenges. Some of these features include an opportunity for wheelchairs to access higher levels, sensory features providing texture and sound and an overall design that does not exclude children on the basis of their physical or mental abilities.
We are consulting with local stakeholders and specialists such as the team at Addington School to make sure we deliver the best possible play space for Woodford Park.
We’d like as many local residents to take part in our consultation and let us know which items of equipment you really like, which overall design you prefer and any other comments on the project.
We will then consider the consultation responses and appoint a contractor in August 2021. We hope to deliver the project toward the end 2021.