Consultation launched ahead of Golden Acre Play Area upgrade

A sign in front of a playground with a coat of arms: "Saffron Walden Town Council".

Saffron Walden Town Council looks after Golden Acre Play Area - Credit: Archant

A play area in Saffron Walden is set for an upgrade worth up to £100,000.

Saffron Walden Town Council is preparing to refurbish the Golden Acre Play Area this year and is asking parents and children for their views online.

A spokesperson said: "We are so excited, and we just can't hide it!

"We really hope that the new equipment will bring a new sense of play, fun and friendship to all children and young people."

A banner advertises a Saffron Walden Town Council banner.

Golden Acre Play Area could receive an upgrade worth up to £100,000 - Credit: Archant

The council said equipment could be in place before the start of the summer holidays, which begin on July 22 in Essex.

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These works follow an upgrade to the playground on The Common in 2019.

At a national level, experts are calling for greater investment into 'play' this summer to combat loneliness and inactivity in children amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The town council's consultation opened last week and closes on April 23:

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