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Grovesend children give a big thumbs up to a newly upgraded play area in the village

Golden Grove Park has been upgraded as part of Swansea council’s efforts to invest in new play equipment or to carry out repairs to existing facilities across the local authority.

Local contractors Morganstone and social housing group Pobl made financial contributions via a planning agreement around their development at Tyrisha Farm and the project has also been supported by the Friends of Golden Grove Park and Grovesend & Waungron Community Council. The work was completed by Dragon Play and Sports.

Golden Grove is the first to be officially opened with pupils from Pengelli Primary School, who helped to design it, invited to attend an opening ceremony last week.

The pupils were joined by Jo Joio, the Enjoy Swansea Bay mascot, who promotes enjoying everything Swansea has to offer.

“Our pupils really enjoyed being involved in the design and they were so excited to attend the opening and are really pleased with the new area which is fantastic for the village.” Helen Talaat, Headteacher, Pengelli Primary School
“Children’s play areas are a key part of our communities, enabling young children to have fun and play in a safe environment. The funding we have agreed as part of the budget will ensure that these play areas all across the city will be upgraded and give families with young children the opportunity to have fun and take part in healthy outdoor activities for years to come.” Robert Francis Davies, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism
“We were delighted to have been able to contribute towards the upgrading and improving of this play facility, which I’m sure will be enjoyed by many local children in the years to come. At Pobl, placemaking is at the heart of our new developments, and we always strive to create great places where people want to live and providing facilities such as this play park is an important part of that goal.” Carys Spence, Project Manager, Pobl Group