Cordale Housing Association’s little helpers reopen play park

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The finished park set up for the opening ceremony

Katherine Place Play Park in West Dunbartonshire has reopened to the public following a £10,000 refurbishment by Cordale Housing Association’s Community Environmental Fund.

Margaret McCallion, chairperson of Cordale Housing Association, was delighted to have little helpers from Riverside Early Education Centre on hand to assist her with the re-opening.

The 10 children from Riverside Nursery joined children from the local houses in testing the new play park equipment with balloons and refreshments on hand from Cordale Housing Association helpers delighted to see the Play Park back in use.

The play park was selected by the committee of Cordale Housing Association, which comprises of a majority of local residents, to receive a £10,000 refurbishment, replacing old equipment with new. The work was carried out over a couple of months by a number of local contractors including AKzo Nobel, Brican Fabrication, Jupiter Play Specialists and West Dunbartonshire Council along with Cordale Housing Association Estates Team who also invested extensive hours in transforming the play park.

(from left) Frank MacGuire, West Dunbartonshire Council cleansing department, Brian Richardson, Dulux Rep, Brian Mulholland, Brican Fabrications, Paul Pearson, Jupiter Play
(from left) Frank MacGuire, West Dunbartonshire Council cleansing department; Brian Richardson, Dulux Rep; Brian Mulholland, Brican Fabrications and Paul Pearson, Jupiter Play

The aim of the Cordale Environmental Fund is to carry out environmental improvements that are valued by local residents and make a difference in the community. The Katherine Place Play Park is a worthy recipient of the fund.

Past improvements funded by the Community Environmental Fund include the development of a community garden at Waterside View in Renton, enhancing the common seating area at the Independent Healthy Living Centre, Main Street, Renton along with numerous improvements to common areas such as landscaping, roundabouts and cul de sacs.

Margaret McCallion said: “The Community Environmental Fund is important to Cordale Housing Association to allow us to enhance the communities we live in. We are delighted to see the positive effect the fund has had and the joy the refurbishment of the Katherine Place Play Park has brought to the next generation of Renton residents.”

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