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27th Nov, 2021

Residents can have their say as council gets set to unveil plans for new Westlands play area

RESIDENTS on Droitwich’s Westlands estate are being asked what they would like to see incorporated into a new children’s playground for the area.

People are also being urged to help spruce up the current play area to give children and young people in the area the best possible facilities.

Next Wednesday, October 27, Platform Housing staff will be joined by volunteers to help give the current play equipment a new coat of paint and generally tidy up the play area.

Proposals for the new play area – to be funded by Platform and Wychavon as part of the Droitwich West project – will also be unveiled.

Residents will be able to talk to staff about what they would like to see included and look at some of the potential new play equipment.

Replacing the play area was one of the top asks from residents as part of the recent Droitwich West Summit, which brought together people from a range of different organisations to agree an action plan to improve the area.

Anyone who would like to take part in the playground clean up, or discus ideas for the new play area, should turn up between 10am and 2pm on the Wednesday which falls during half-term.

Chris Colley, Platform Housing’s community officer, said: “Feedback from the community is really important to us, so we would like as many people as possible to come along and tell us what they would like to see in the new play area.

“If anyone can spare a couple of hours to help tidy up the existing playground while we work on the new one then please join us, everyone is welcome.”

Coun Chris Day, Wychavon’s executive board member for Housing, Health and Wellbeing, said: “Improving the play area was one of residents’ top priorities identified at the Droitwich West Summit and I’m delighted, together with Platform, we have been able to get moving on this project so quickly.”

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