LOCAL NEWS: Poole mums open new play park after securing grants


A group of mums have opened a new play park on their estate in Turlin Moor, Poole after raising more than £100,000.

The Play Moor, Skate Moor group in Turlin Moor, Poole secured grants from BCP Council and Talbot Village Trust.

The new park includes a rope climber, swings, roundabout, trampoline and innovative climbing frames.

As well as the park itself, a wheelchair friendly picnic table has been funded by DWP Housing Partnership. The organisation donated £700 towards the project.

Alan Kenny from DWP Housing Partnership, said: “It is great to see communities getting together to make something happen.

“DWP was very pleased to make a donation and we wish the group well for its future plans.

“The park looks fantastic and the youngsters l saw playing on it absolutely loved it.”

Works were also focused on improving access to the park. Therefore, there has been a new path developed for those with mobility issues. 

Volunteers for the project, including those from Barclays, painted the fence around the play area in Foreland Road. 

The mayor of Poole, Cllr Marion Le Poidevin, attended the opening of the park along with Amy, nine, who drew the picture on the sign for the park.

Play Moor, Skate Moor was supported by Let’s Talk Moore community project. This is part of the Poole Communities Trust charity who work with local residents to help them develop improved community facilities.

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