Middleham play park to get upgrade thanks to help from Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund

Youngsters in Middleham, North Yorkshire, are overjoyed that a children’s play area at Park Lane has been earmarked for a revamp after receiving a donation of £21,750 from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund. 

In a project led by Middleham Town Council, the new installation will reflect Middleham’s history, with the inclusion of a castle-like structure, along with multi-functional frame including two slides, monkey bars, climbing wall, fireman’s pole and new swings. 

After the refresh was suggested by local residents who took part in a survey, an ambitious design with a ‘wow’ factor was drawn up.  

Tony Tait, quarry manager at Wensley Quarry, said: “We’re delighted to know that young children in Middleham will soon have somewhere safe to play and enjoy the outdoors. Projects like this are a credit to the imagination and ambitions displayed by local councils and local people for the benefit of the wider community.”   

The project, which costs £44,600, attracted additional funding from Richmondshire District Council, National Lottery Awards for All and Middleham Town Council. The installation is due for completion by March 2022.