Anyone who has been through the Park recently will have seen how enthusiastically Children have received the upgraded play equipment. We are now looking at the feasibility of Phase 2 which will be to repair and upgrade the exercise equipment.
The Society is very pleased to record that the project has been completed and is in full use. We are grateful to those who drove it forward and to those who supported it through donations. The children (of all ages) are making good use of it.
Keep your eyes open for a possible second phase to improve the exercise equipment.
Knowle Society is very pleased to be able to inform the community of Knowle that this project is GO!
Following very successful and generous fundraising and negotiations with several potential suppliers and installers of new play equipment, agreement has been reached for the project to go ahead. Orders have been placed for the following equipment (shown above) to greatly enhance the existing timeworn items and to extend the age range catered for. Facilities have also been designed to allow use by less able children.
Titan Carousel with T Bar Hanger, Mirage Seat, Rope Ladder & 2 Pendulum Seats:
3 Tower Unit:
In addition to the above replacement and additional equipment, there will be improvements to the surfacing to improve safety and hard wearing, so the equipment will be more usable in the winter.
It is expected that work on site will begin on 12th July and be completed by 9th August (hopefully sooner). We were hoping it would be done and dusted well before that, but shortages of materials has delayed deliveries of the play equipment.
Please note that, due to the dangerous nature of the works required, the playground will unfortunately be CLOSED during this period – it will be well worth waiting for! Look out for the GRAND opening event.
Visit Knowle has been awarded £17,000 by Solihull Council from the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Fund. It is planned to invest our village centre with seating and planting and maybe more in the form of a ‘Parklet’.