Lambeth is one of only 30 Play Pathfinder local
authorities nationally to receive funding from the department for
children, schools and families as part of the National Play Strategy.
Lambeth has secured £2.5 million to develop 28 play areas by
2011. The funding is being used to refurbish existing play areas or
develop entirely new play areas, including play areas in parks,
housing estates or adventure playgrounds. The designs for the play
areas are led by the children and young people and are innovative and
creative, attractive to both boys and girls, accessible to all
children and young people including those with disabilities, including
natural features such as sand, water, rocks, trees and landscaping,
including elements of active and challenging play as well as areas
where children can relax.
SWP has worked closely with several of the leading architects who were
awarded tenders since January 2010, including RCP Landscapes Ltd,
Visible Changes Ltd and Erect Architecture, designing, manufacturing
and installing a vast range of bespoke rope work and netting which has
now been installed, this funding is already starting to make a
difference to local children and young people.
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