Children in Penlan have been enjoying a summer-time play bonus thanks to the refurbishment of a much-loved play area in Knoyle Park.

This Summer, Knoyle Park was officially-opened by Swansea Labour Leader Rob Stewart with a little help from the council’s play mascot, Jo Joio, and your Labour Councillors for Mynyddbach Ward, Sam Pritchard, Mike Lewis, and Gloria Tanner.

The newly-refurbished Knoyle Park play area features a zipline, swings for infants and older children, snail and flower springers and a range of other equipment to keep youngsters happy for hours on end.

The completed project is one of more than 30 schemes provided by the Labour administration. These new and refurbished parks will be springing up all over the city as part of a Swansea Council programme worth more than £2m.

Cllr Stewart said: “Every ward in Swansea is getting at least £38,000 this year so that much-needed play areas can be given a new lease of life. The council is working with ward members and the local community to make sure that the equipment youngsters would like is the equipment they get.

“It’s brilliant to be here today to see young people enjoying themselves.”

Robert Francis Davies, Swansea Labour Council’s Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism, said: “Children’s play areas are a key part of our communities, enabling young children to have fun and play in a safe environment.”

Andrew Stevens, Swansea Labour Council’s Cabinet Member for Business Improvement and Performance said: “As we emerge from the pandemic, Swansea Council is still there side-by-side with residents. We’re working alongside ward members and local communities to roll out play areas in the coming months.”

Local Labour Councillor, Sam Pritchard, commented “I’m pleased to see, already, that children are enjoying it. Often there is 20 to 30 children and parents gathering to play and that this is another example of Swansea Labour Councillors delivering and investing in our communities.”

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