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Aireville Park consultation - how could play facilities be improved?

Craven residents are being invited to give their views on Aireville Park at an event this week.

Aireville swings

The Friends of Aireville Park are working with Craven District Council and Beth Cooper, from Simply Play, to assess the 'play value' of the park, having been given funding to carry out this work from the Skipton Properties Community Grant scheme.

This is the first step towards designing and fundraising for new play equipment in the park.

Anyone interested in sharing their experience of play in the park can come to the café at Craven Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre from 2.30pm until 4pm on Thursday February 4, to chat to Beth.

The views of young people who currently play in the park would be particularly appreciated.

Fiona Protheroe, Chair of Friends of Aireville Park, said: "We are delighted to have received funding from the Skipton Properties Community Grant scheme to help move our dream of a new playground on. The Friends group has a huge task ahead of us to raise funding for a new children's play area in Aireville Park, and their support is very much appreciated.

"Anyone interested in being more involved in the Friends group, and helping us to improve the park, can contact us on friendsofairevillepark@gmail.com  or join our Facebook group."

Councillor Linda Brockbank, Craven District Council's lead member for Working with Communities, said: ""It's great news that Friends of Aireville Park have secured this funding to assess the park; this will help prioritise for the future.

"This is the beginning of a long process which we hope will help improve the facilities in Aireville Park even further.

"With local authorities under immense financial pressures, we will need to work hard with the community to attract funding for any new play equipment."