Proposed drawings for Cathedral Road play area

Closed 14 Dec 2020

Opened 30 Nov 2020

Overview

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council developed a Play Strategy in March 2017 to establish a framework that relates to the provision of fixed play and the development of non-fixed play, across the Borough.

At its core, the Play Strategy acknowledges that play is a natural and fundamental aspect of children and young people’s lives that supports growth and development across a range of developmental areas including:

  • Physical and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Social development.
  • Intellectual growth and learning.
  • Practical skills development.
  • Personal resilience, and
  • Establishing a connection to wider society and the community in which children live.

As part of the play strategy a five year Capital Play Development Programme (2018-2023) aimed at enhancing play value in established fixed play areas indentified as most in need, filling geographical gaps in provision (providing it meets the criteria as set out in the Play Stategy i.e. 150 Children) and removing redundant fixed play areas and transforming the resultant sites for community use.

Why we are consulting

During October 2020 Council carried out a suvery to hear residents views on the most suitable location for this play park as there were 3 potential new sites. 

The community opted for option two, the hard standing site.

We are now asking residents to give us their view or any concerns that you may have regarding the proposed play park for Cathedral Road play area.