Have your say on Cottingley Playground and Skatepark proposals

Ward Councillors Annie Maloney, Andrew Scopes and Shaf Ali (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck) are urging residents to have their say on proposals for Cottingley Playground and Skatepark.

Potential proposals for the Skatepark include:

  • a new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA);
  • new access footpaths;
  • maintenance of existing trees and vegetation including some clearance;
  • additional bulb and tree planting;
  • new seating;
  • installing outdoor gym equipment in designated areas;
  • a new meeting point with moveable hammocks; and
  • installing two new table tennis tables.

Potential proposals for the playground include:

  • extension to the existing play area utilising the current equipment and additional play items such as springies, three seat swing and a quad climbing frame;
  • footpaths to be resurfaced to assist people in accessing the site;
  • an additional second gate to increase safety and accessibility;
  • new bench seating;
  • a new footpath to be installed to the rear of the substation containing trim trail and imaginative play items;
  • a large ‘sea monster’ creating a focal point and an imaginative play piece;
  • a small play fort at the end of the trim trail, with a circular path that can double as a trundle track;
  • tree and wildflower planting to add colour and interest, whilst improving biodiversity in the area;
  • a large community mural to the rear of the substation;
  • existing desire lines to be formalised with tarmac; and
  • re-siting some of the existing boulders to create focal points.

The online consultations can be found at morleytowndeal.commonplace.is

Groundwork Yorkshire will also be undertaking some ‘in person’ consultation sessions on:

  • Thursday 23 May: 1–3pm outside Cottingley Primary Academy
  • Thursday 30 May: 9:30–10:30am at Cottingley Playground; and 10:45–11:45am at Cottingley Skatepark.

Councillor Annie Maloney said:

“My Ward Colleagues and I are excited about the potential these proposals have to be transformational for Cottingley and hope residents take the time to complete the survey.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Beeston & Holbeck Councillors

Photo: Google Streetview


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