Funding secured for Cliffe Castle revamp

Funding has been secured for a new children’s play area in Cliffe Castle Park.

Money from several sources will pay for the replacement of the Keighley park’s existing rundown playground.

The new facility, which will cater for a wider age range, will be relocated further down the hill than the present site.

Equipment will include a crawl tunnel, climbing wall, basket swing, wooden train and ship, sandpit and wheelchair-accessible roundabout.

Bradford Council this week announced equipment would be installed in March.

Cliffe Castle Park Conservation Group, which is heavily involved in the project, said the grant funding was substantial but would not reveal the exact amount because the tendering process was under way with play equipment suppliers.

Funding is being provided by Bradford Council, Yorventure Landfill Comm-unities Fund, Yorwaste Ltd and Wren Landfill Communities Fund.

Andrew Thornton, the Bradford councillor responsible for sport and leisure, said: “Young people have been involved in this project from the very start so it’s great to see it now coming to fruition.”

A Conservation group spokesman said: “The park has many other attractions and the new play area will draw more children in.”

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