Derby

High Peak play areas given £120,000 boost

Work has begun on a £120,000 improvement project for two Derbyshire children's play areas.

The Pavilion Gardens Play Area, Buxton and Chapel Lane Play Area, Hadfield, will be landscaped, with wooden climbing areas, slides and swings.

High Peak Borough Council said providing well-designed play areas for children was a priority.

The sites will be closed while the work takes place but are due to open again by the end of the month.

A council spokesman said: "The council places great importance in providing a wide range of opportunities for play and development for under-18s.

"Equipped or unequipped play areas, sports courts and skateparks are just some of the facilities that are incorporated into the design of areas for children and young people to encourage play and social interaction."

The Friends of Pavilion Gardens and Friends of Chapel Park secured £49,999 each from the national Community Spaces Fund.

Pavilion Gardens also benefited from £20,000 secured from developers of neighbouring land.

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