Consultations for a new playground for Morton
The play equipment for the younger children in the play area off New Street was starting to look tired and worn out so a group was formed, supported by Morton Parish Council, to bid for funding for a new playground. We are delighted that this group successfully obtained funding from Viridor.
Consultations took place with groups of children within the village at:
- Morton Monkeys (pre-school)
- Morton Primary School
- Morton Sunday School
The events were extremely well received and 110 children took part in deciding what they would like their new playground to look like.
The top six favourite items of playground equipment chosen by the children were:
1st Toddler Frame
2nd Activity Trail
3rd Toddler Swing
4th Basket Swing
5th Rope Pyramid
Members of the group met with 3 playground equipment suppliers to draw up plans of how the refurbished park might look. The plans are shown above in the picture section.
Additional feedback was obtained at Morton Gala on 26 June 2011. The 3 different park designs were viewed and commented on – feedback was huge and very positive. Around 80 people of all different ages either voted for their favourite design or commented about the park.