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Village to get £50,000 play park

PUBLISHED: 07:28 21 January 2020 | UPDATED: 09:36 23 January 2020

The former playpark in Brooke, pictured in 2011. Picture: Denise Bradley

The former playpark in Brooke, pictured in 2011. Picture: Denise Bradley

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Families will have a new place to play after a village secured £50,000 for a park.

Brooke House care home presented the play park commitee with £500. Picture: Brooke HouseBrooke House care home presented the play park commitee with £500. Picture: Brooke House

A playpark in Brooke, which closed unexpectedly several years ago, will reopen this spring thanks to a dedicated committee.

The committee, which was created at the end of 2018, wanted a park "to bring families together", raising £50,000 in just over a year for new equipment.

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The park will feature combine harvester with a slide and climbing wall, a pump track, a camel slide and a wooden teepee.

All equipment was chosen by primary school children in the area, as well as adults through a Facebook survey.

Various companies have donated generously to the park including Brooke House care home who raised £500.

Rebecca Hodges, a trustee of the committee, said: "The idea was to create a safe space for families and a place where children can learn outdoors and boost their educational and developmental play.

"We're very grateful for everyone who has donated money to play park, it will make a huge difference to our community."

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