FUNDING has been secured to build new play areas for children in Hillingdon thanks to a new million pound grant which was announced today (Thursday).
In total £1.1 million will go towards creating 22 play spaces over the next two years, with half expected to be completed by this time next year.
The playgrounds will be evenly distributed across the borough, and a consultation is ongoing to decide where exactly they will be built.
The areas are intended for children between eight to 13 years old and the aim is to involve this age group in deciding where the play areas should go and what should be included in them.
The funding has come from the Department of Children and Families (DCSF) and Play England have been brought on board to help deliever the project.
Mary Worrall, head of highways and green spaces, said: "We are extremely excited about the funding and it will be used to ensure that children and young people and have access to good quality, inclusive, accessible and sustainable play opportunities."
Chris Spencer, director of education and children's services, said: "Hillingdon has one of the youngest population profiles of London boroughs, with 19 per cent of the population being under 14 years old and the council is committed to ensuring that we are a borough where children and young people are healthy, safe and supported."
Anyone who would like to be involved is encouraged to contact the Green Spaces team on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01895 250635.