CAPTION: (L-R) Sally Wakeford, Isabelle Wakeford, Cllr Jennifer Raynor, Hannah McCartan, Hugo White and Cllr Louise Gibbard.

Playground boost as child-friendly fencing installed at Dunvant Park

 

Two local Labour councillors and a Friends Group have joined forces to donate around £8,000 to install child-friendly fencing at a play area at Dunvant Park.

Cllrs Louise Gibbard and Jennifer Raynor, and Friends of Dunvant Park provided the funds from Council Community Budgets and fundraising respectively.

One of the Friends of Dunvant Park committee members Hannah McCartan completed a long-distance sponsored swim and also organised a pub quiz.

Cllr Gibbard said it was crucial that the playground had the necessary fencing round it.

“From the outset of our election Cllr Raynor and I wanted to help local groups and improve community facilities. So it was a priority to get the fencing in,” she said.

“Local people have said they don’t feel safe coming into the park – dogs had been running into the children’s play park and children had been able to run out.

“And it was heart-breaking that we have this great community park and lots of family were going elsewhere because they felt safer.

“So putting the fencing up was something we were keen to deliver along with the Friends of the Park.”

Hannah McCartan said: “It was such an amazing community space that wasn’t being utilised and it’s great that the fencing now keeps the dogs out and the children in. So now creates a safer environment for children.”

CAPTION: (L-R) Sally Wakeford, Isabelle Wakeford, Cllr Jennifer Raynor, Hannah McCartan, Hugo White and Cllr Louise Gibbard,

 

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