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Council to start a £90,000 revamp of Cascades play area

PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 May 2018

The £90,000 revamp will come in time for the summer holidays. Picture: Google

The £90,000 revamp will come in time for the summer holidays. Picture: Google

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Gravesham Council is starting a £90,000 revamp of Cascades play area in time for the summer holidays.

The refit of the popular play area, at the entrance to Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane, will include a mix of swings, a toddler trampoline, a spinner bowl, a roundabout, a multi-play unit for toddlers and juniors, track rider, three-seat sea saw, benches, tunnels, talking tubes and play panels.

The investment will also go towards repainting the existing fence, the installation of two new self-closing gates and a new entrance path.

The work is expected to start at the end of May.

All existing equipment will be removed and recycled by the council’s own staff to reduce costs, with contractor KOMPAN undertaking the revamp.

Cabinet member for tourism and youth, Cllr Harold Craske, said: “I am really pleased we will be improving this play area in time for summer and it will be a fantastic area for kids to play in.

“KOMPAN is the world’s number one playground supplier so we are really confident we are going to get a top quality upgrade with this refit.”

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