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Unused £92,000 Cleethropes playground given to school

Climbing frame
Image caption It will cost the council approximately £70,000 to relocate the equipment

A playground which cost £92,000 to build and was never used has been given to a North East Lincolnshire school.

The 40ft (12m) climbing frame was built at a youth centre in Cleethorpes in 2009.

The site never opened after local residents complained the structure was too high and overlooked their homes.

North East Lincolnshire Council said the equipment had been given to the Oasis Academy in Wintringham after a "competitive tendering process."

The council said planning permission was being sought for the move and they hoped to have the playground ready in time for the summer holidays.

According to a council report, it will cost approximately £70,000 to relocate the equipment.

Councillor Ian Lindley, portfolio holder for people and, said: "It is wonderful that the highwires will be relocated at the Oasis Wintringham hub.

"The equipment fits hand in glove with the other activity already taking place on the site and will provide an excellent addition to this important community facility."

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