New play area for Harworth housing development

Children in Harworth and Bircotes have a brand new play area to visit thanks to the completion of a Council Housing development in the town.

The new playground on Amanda Road brings Bassetlaw District Council’s award-winning housing development, in partnership with Woodhead Group, to a successful conclusion.

Over the last three years, the partnership has created a total of 83 new homes that include a mix of modern and energy efficient flats; two, three and four bedroomed houses and bungalows, in addition to the new playground.

Cllr Steve Scotthorne, Cabinet Member for Housing at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “When this project was proposed it used a former playing field to provide space for much needed additional housing. As part of that development the Council and Woodhead promised to reinstate a play area and we have delivered on that promise.”

Cllr June Evans, Ward Member for Harworth, said: “This is a fantastic addition to this part of the town and I’m certain that it will be well used by children and families in the surrounding area.”

Chris Tutin, Head of Commercial at Woodhead Group said: “The completion of the play equipment is the final part of a very successful three-year programme to build 83 new high quality homes for A1 Housing.  We set out at the start to deliver a very ambitious programme for A1 Housing and the team can be really proud of how they have delivered the clients vision.”

The enclosed play area features four pieces of equipment in addition to rubber Wetpour flooring. The surrounding area has been landscaped and incorporates four different species of trees and sound-proof fencing.

This project was procured through Efficiency East Midlands (EEM): A non-profit organisation committed to driving efficiencies and re-investing into communities