September 26th, 2016

Hagley teens to benefit from £80,000 of play equipment

Updated: 11:17 am, May 07, 2015

HAGLEY teenagers will soon be able to enjoy £80,000 worth of outdoor play equipment.

It comes after a number of young people in the village complained there was nothing for them to do in the area.

The money, which has been secured through the section 106 agreement, will be used to build play equipment such as skate areas, climbing frames and swings, designed for eight to 17-year-olds, on the Hagley Playing Fields, on Worcester Road.

If everything goes to plan it is hoped youths will be able to enjoy the site by late spring, 2015.

Coun Steve Colella, chairman of Hagley Parish Council, said it was fantastic news for Hagley.

He added they had spoken to young Hagley residents and got them to help choose the equipment they wanted.

“I am very pleased, we have a very good play area for tiny tots but there was something missing.

“We were actually approached by some teenagers in Hagley who said there was not a youth club or anything for them to do and they felt as if they had nowhere to go.

“I am really pleased the young community will be able to benefit from this grant and I would like to thank the officers at Bromsgrove for their continued work on this project as their expertise and knowledge is invaluable.”

Coun Rachel Jenkins said: “It’s great to be able to be in a position to provide something for the teenagers of Hagley at long last.

“I’d like to thank the parish and district councils in supporting myself and Coun Colella in getting to this position.”