Play area boost for suburb

Deputy Council Leader and local councillor, David Baker (left) and Danny Piermattei (second left) celebrating the start of work on the playground at Stannington Park with members of Action for Stannington.
Deputy Council Leader and local councillor, David Baker (left) and Danny Piermattei (second left) celebrating the start of work on the playground at Stannington Park with members of Action for Stannington.
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WORK has started on a new play area – which Sheffield youngsters helped to design.

Children and teenagers involved in the Action for Stannington group, the organisation’s chairman Danny Piermattei, and ward councillor David Baker watched work start at Stannington Park.

Youngsters had helped designers from the council select the play equipment and design the layout of the site.

A new climbing frame and a zip line are being installed in the playground and favourite play pieces, such as the miniature train, are being kept but being repositioned.

Mr Piermattei said: “We are really pleased the improvements to the playground are now going ahead. It will provide a valuable asset for young people.”

Five more playgrounds are being revamped – Fox Glen, Hollinsend Park, Herdings Park, Denholme Close and Concord Park, at a cost of £300,000.Work has started at Burngreave, Chapeltown, Angram Bank, Batemoor and Rivelin.