Children’s Centre Play Area Has Makeover And Becomes Eco-Friendly

Westfield Children’s Centre and Nursery School in Longton has transformed their existing outdoor play facilities into a new natural play area.

The play space, designed and built by local environmental and regeneration charity Groundwork Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire is made of all naturally occurring materials and includes features such as play hills, tunnels, dens as well as state-of-the-art sensory equipment.

The interactive, natural equipment helps to spark a child’s imagination and creativity as well as being accessible to all children including those with additional needs.

Andrew Wilshaw, Community Development Officer for Westfield Children’s Centre commented

“Parents told us they wanted to see improvements made to the centre’s outdoor play area so we put aside some money from our budget to fund it. The new facilities will allow us to plan lots of exciting activities during the school holidays such as teddy bears picnic and a seaside fun day.”

The facility will be opened by the Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress and local MP Rob Flello at 1.30pm on Monday 19 July. Attendees will include Westfield Nursery School, the children’s centre parent forum and children of the Tiny Toez Nursery.

Councillor Debra Gratton, Cabinet member for Children’s Services at Stoke-on-Trent City Council said:

The play space will be open to all Children’s Centre users and children at Westfield Nursery School and Tiny Toez Nursery School.

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I was Abbey Hulton born and bred, now live in Meir Hay.I'm married to Nita, we have 2 kids Tom 19 & Amy 17.I'm the Managing Director of a local aluminium stockist.I'm also a radio presenter and presented sport on radio for a number of years, more recently for Focal Radio.It was on Focal that I got the chance to present a programme of my favourite music genre which is Soul & Smooth Jazz. The programme was really popular and attracted overseas listeners online.Look out for our new venture - Community Radio for the good folk of the 6 Towns!I was the original creator of the blog Pits'n'Pots which gained some credibility when Mike Rawlins joined the site and has now blossomed into this site.I love sport particularly Golf & Tennis. I packed up playing football some years ago when I started picking up lot's of fines for bookings from late tackles!I play golf at Leek Golf Club and Tennis at Draycott Sports Centre.

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