Support from community helps improve playground experience

21/6/2011'Doris Begg at Mortimer Hill playground, Tring, with the refurbished equipment in the background.'The children are, from left, Oliver and Luca Begg, aged five and three, and Grace an Hazel Davidson aged seven and four.

21/6/2011'Doris Begg at Mortimer Hill playground, Tring, with the refurbished equipment in the background.'The children are, from left, Oliver and Luca Begg, aged five and three, and Grace an Hazel Davidson aged seven and four.

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CHILDREN will soon have their playtime boosted by new play equipment – thanks to support from the community and The Gazette.

Mortimer Hill playground took a blow last August when hopes of £52,000 from a Playbuilder Scheme were scuppered.

But campaign group Play4All was able to secure £22,000 in funding from Dacorum Borough Council and work is currently taking place to replace the slide and helicopter at the ‘dilapidated’ site.

Chairman of the group Doris Begg said Dacorum Borough Council listened after pressure from PCSOs, Grove Road School and coverage in The Gazette.

Their next fundraising event is a charity auction at Tring Cricket Club on Friday, July 15.