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New accessible roundabout ready to ride at Spennells Park

News release issued:

Our Parks team has installed a new, wheelchair friendly, roundabout in the play area at Spennells Park, Kidderminster. It’s fully accessible for children of all abilities.

Kayleigh Norton and her son Logan, six-years-old, came to the play area with Logan’s friend Tristen, also six. It was Logan’s first ride on the new roundabout. He has limited mobility but thanks to the roundabout’s accessible design and his mum’s encouragement he got to share the ride with Tristen.

Logan’s mum Kayleigh said:

“Inclusivity is really important, so is accessibility to appropriate play equipment.

For Logan spinning is really good for his stimulation so the roundabout is a great addition to the play area!”

The ward members for Aggborough and Spennells, Councillors Helen Dyke, Peter Dyke and John Aston, have contributed funds from their Community Leadership monies to this project. There has also been a contribution from S106 funds – a contribution made by developers towards the cost of providing community and social infrastructure.

Councillor Ben Brookes, Cabinet Member for Operational Services, was on hand to help Kayleigh give the roundabout some really good pushes.

He said:

“It was joyous being there with Kayleigh and the boys. You cannot underestimate the value of giving children of all abilities the chance to have fun on a roundabout! It is something most of us have taken for granted as children. I look forward to more and more youngsters coming to Spennells Park and having a go.

“We are looking into bringing more accessible play equipment to playgrounds across our district and looking forward to seeing more big smiles, that’s for sure!”

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