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Bid to give play park a makeover

Woodmansey Parish Council is to seek £180,000 from East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s commuted sums fund to allow a makeover of three children’s playgrounds, including the one at Deer Park Way in Beverley.

Councillor Kerri Harold, who is chairman of the parish council as well as a member of East Riding Council, says parents have been complaining about the misuse of the play area at Deer Park Way by older youths. Evidence of alcohol and drug use has been found.

The commuted sums fund is made up of monies levied on local housing developments and is intended to be used for local amenities. Coun Harold said: “If we can improve the play park it will become more heavily used by the children it’s designed for and policed by parents there with their children.”

Two other play areas in the parish of Woodmansey, at Southwood Park and King Street, are also proposed for a facelift as part of the £180,000 funding bid.