Funding bid for play park

Complaints over the state of a Wooler play area have led the parish council to team up with Sure Start to apply for funding to refurbish it.

Councillors heard that several complaints had been received about Bryson’s Park and its rusty, run-down equipment.

Parish chairman Alfreda Hindmarsh said: “Some of the equipment has been there for 15 years, so we’re putting in a bid for funding with the help of Sure Start.

“We’re asking for a grant of £10,000 to replace all the equipment. At the moment, young children from that part of Wooler have to cross a busy road to get to Scott’s Park.

“If Bryson’s Park was updated, then the younger ones would probably stay there to play rather than travel down.

“We will wait to see what the result is.”

At Monday’s parish meeting, it was also agreed to seek quotes for new five-a-side goalposts and nets at Scott’s Park.

Coun Robert Donkin will report back with costs.