Brand new play equipment installed in Hinckley’s Queens Park

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 18 October 2022

FAMILIES and youngsters have been enjoying the newly-installed play equipment at Hinckley’s Queens Park play area, near Burbage and Hinckley town centre.

Pictured, from left to right: Lib Dem councillors, Coun. Bill Crooks, Coun. Michael Mullaney, and Coun. Linda Mullaney, view the new equipment as six-year-old Ezra plays (Image: Jim Tomlinson/Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council)

Juniors and other young park-goers can now scale a four metre high activity climbing net in a new netted area, which has been surrounded by special safety surfacing.

And, new equipment has even been put in place for toddlers and infants, as two diggers have been fitted inside of a new sanded sandpit area.

The new apparatus, and its installation, has been funded by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council’s capital and revenue budgets.

The new equipment was bought with the council’s cash to help replace an old wooden climbing frame which was removed on the basis of ‘health and safety grounds’.

It is further hoped that in the future, two new benches will be installed inside of the park, alongside some brand new noticeboards.

Coun. Bill Crooks, the Borough Council’s Executive Member for Parks and Open Spaces, said: “We have really enjoyed seeing young children enjoy the new equipment at Queens Park.

“It is a popular park among residents and families, so we were pleased that we were able to update tired, old equipment and replace it with something new.

“We hope that further improvements, such as replacing the current noticeboards, will be made to the park in the not-too-distant future.”

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