Dec. 10, 2008
England's playgrounds are to be given a £235m makeover from next spring, ministers revealed today.
Every local authority will receive at least £1m to revamp and add to their play areas.
In 10 of the most deprived parts of the country, councils will be given £2.5m each for state-of-the-art adventure playgrounds.
The government wants all the playgrounds to be safe, child-friendly and used by a wide age range of children - partly to deter young people from anti-social behaviour.