Stevenage play area reopened after refurbishment

Cllr Ann Webb officially reopens the play area in Wellfield Court

Cllr Ann Webb officially reopens the play area in Wellfield Court - Credit: Archant

A PLAY area has been officially reopened and given a new name, following a refurbishment.

The facility, used by families from Wellfield Court in Stevenage, was reopened by councillor Ann Webb from Stevenage Borough Council last week, who named it Funky Monkey Park.

The new play equipment – installed after input from residents and their children – was funded by Keepmoat, one of the council’s contractors which has delivering its decent homes programme.

“I’m delighted that Wellfield Court has been developed with the input and guidance from the families that live in the area,” said Cllr Webb, the borough council’s executive member for housing.

“As key users of the park, I’m glad that their voices were heard when it came to what to include in the new play area. Initiatives like this are a great example of how the council can work co-operatively with the community to improve the local area in the way that suits them.”

Lee Anderson, Keepmoat’s contract manager in Stevenage, said: “It has been a pleasure to have worked with the residents and staff of Wellfield Court to turn their vision for the play area into reality. At Keepmoat, we are committed to leaving a legacy in the communities where we work, so I am delighted that many young families will enjoy the enhanced facilities at Wellfield Court for years to come.”