Belfast Telegraph

Work to begin on play park

By Lauren Mulvenny

Work on a new children's play park is expected to begin next month, marking the first achievement of the Lower Woodstock Community Association (LWCA).

The community group formed three years ago, focusing on the lack of provision for young people in the area.

The new park will be built on a piece of land at Eversleigh Street, close to Nettlefield Primary School, and will be suitable for local children aged from four to 11 years.

Speaking to The CT, Billy Lawder, chairperson of the LWCA, said the group was “very pleased work on the park would begin soon”.

He added: “We have been talking about it for so long that we want to let local people know it is definitely going ahead.”

The Housing Executive is currently in the process of transferring the land to Belfast City Council, who will take responsibility for maintenance of the site.

In 2008 the council secured £350,000 from the Department of Social Development to create this play park and one at Sliabh Dubh View, off the Springfield Road in west Belfast.

A spokesperson for the Housing Executive said: “The Housing Executive has agreed to transfer a piece of land at Eversleigh Street to Belfast City Council for play facilities.

“The legal process is expected to be completed within the next eight to 10 weeks.”

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