December 10, 2008

England's playgrounds get million-pound makeover

Jessica Shepherd
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.

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