Tree planting completes refurb of popular Parkgate play area

4 January 2017

Trees have been planted by local school children to complete the refurbishment of a popular play area in Parkgate.

Children from Parkgate Primary School’s School Council planted apple and plum trees behind the recently refurbished Ropewalk Play Area in order to complete the scheme.

Trees were supplied by the Mersey Forest as part of the Council and Neston Town Council led partnership scheme and will provide the local community with fresh fruit.

Earlier this summer three extra pieces of play equipment were also installed at the play area, thanks to funding secured by Cheshire West & Chester and Neston Town Councils.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing, Councillor Louise Gittins said: “I’m delighted we worked closely with Neston Town Council to create such a wonderful play space.  Play areas, like Ropewalk, make an important contribution to the health and wellbeing of children and families in the area and we hope that they enjoy many happy hours here.” I’m delighted that children from Parkgate Primary School were able to come along to help plant the trees; I’m sure they will enjoy seeing the results of their work in the spring.”

Andrew Hutchings (Headteacher Parkgate Primary School), Calvin Stockton (Play Project Officer, CWAC), Councillor Louise Gittins (Member for Little Neston and Burton Ward, Deputy Leader of Council, Cabinet Member Communities and Wellbeing), Jo Sayers (Community Development Officer, The Mersey Forest - with members of Parkgate Primary’s School Council.)
Left to Right – Back row – Andrew Hutchings (Headteacher Parkgate Primary School), Calvin Stockton (Play Project Officer, CWAC), Councillor Louise Gittins (Member for Little Neston and Burton Ward, Deputy Leader of Council, Cabinet Member Communities and Wellbeing), Jo Sayers (Community Development Officer, The Mersey Forest - with members of Parkgate Primary’s School Council.)

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