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Carliol Drive refurbishment public consultation gets underway

Plans are in place to refurbish and improve Carliol Drive play area, Carlisle.

Carlisle City Council is planning to install new play and outdoor exercise equipment then completely re-surface the area.

The council is asking local residents what kind of equipment they’d like to see installed and has launched a public consultation. An online survey is also available at www.carlisle.gov.uk/consultation

The closing date for responses is Friday 11 October 2019.

The new equipment will be funded by Carlisle City Council with contributions from Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust and will include a combination of children’s play equipment and adult outdoor exercise equipment.

Cllr Elizabeth Mallinson, Portfolio holder for Communities, Health and Wellbeing, said: “We are committed to improving Carliol Drive and would like to hear how residents feel the community resource should be developed. We will make sure that all the new equipment is high quality, robustly built and installed on suitable safety surfacing.

“Access to opportunities for physical activity, either through organised sport, informal recreation or play is essential to combat the health issues children are experiencing due to the lack of exercise and weight issues. Play has been proven to improve and maintain children’s physical and mental health whilst also promoting increased self-esteem, developing confidence and enhancing social skills. Taking part in leisure activities as a family is also beneficial for children because the process helps to model healthy ways to handle stress and emotions.”

In addition to the online consultation, printed feedback forms are also available at Petteril Bank Community Centre and Botcherby Community Centre.

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