Stockport Homes’ residents have welcomed a brand new playground to Mottram Street highlighting the positive impact it will have for young children in the area.
Unveiled in front of 80 people, the new playground was tested for the first time by local children as the day was celebrated with a range of activities including health checks, a facepainter, a balloon artist and other sport activities.
Chair of the board, David Wright said: “It is fantastic to see the new playground at Mottram Street complete and opened for local children to enjoy. It will be a place where young children can have fun, in a safe and secure environment. We’re thrilled that Mottram Street residents are happy with the new play area and hope it is used well for many years.”
Councillor Andy Sorton officially opened the playground on Saturday 25 June alongside the chair of the Mottram Street Tenants and Residents Association (METRA), John Cairns.
Cllr Sorton said: “This new play area is testimony to that support and will prove a real asset to young families in the area. The young children will soon grow into youth and it is really important that we cater for them.
Well done to Stockport Homes for their positive reaction to the changes and their engagement with young families.”
Local resident Alison Earp said: “I think the play park will be very positive for the community. It will bring families together and will keep the children occupied. We are very excited about it.”
The installation of the new play area took three weeks to complete and is a project supported by Stockport Council.
Greater Manchester Police and Life Leisure were also at the fun day offering free advice and handing out free giveaways to residents.