Council to build 10 new play areas in Derbyshire

Ten children's play areas are set to be built after Derbyshire County Council confirmed funding had been secured.

Work had been delayed when the government announced changes to the Playbuilder scheme but the council said new arrangements had been made.

Pinxton, Shirebrook, Chesterfield, Shipley Country Park, Wirksworth, Long Eaton, Glossop, North Wingfield and Swadlincote will have new play areas.

The playgrounds will cost a total of £373,889 to build.

Councillor Barry Lewis, Conservative-run Derbyshire County Council's cabinet member for young people, said: "We're delighted to make this announcement which means that children in every district of Derbyshire will have benefited from Playbuilder.

"We're committed to providing the county's children with a healthy start in life and playgrounds can be enjoyed by children, their families and carers."

Schemes have already been completed in Heanor, Ripley, Ironville, Shuttlewood, Barrow Hill, Brimington, Cotmanhay, Harpur Hill, Darley Dale, Dronfield, Holmewood, Walton-on-Trent and Ashbourne.

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